Many classrooms still look like they did yesterday and yesteryear. We need to be talking about tomorrow's classrooms today, and there is a venue where this will be happening, and some awesome educators leading the discussion.
February 2016 Archives
Why is it that when we talk about ELL/ENL and indigenous students we seem to focus on what they can't do rather than what they can do?
How do we get leaders and policymakers to step away from the autopsy model of assessment that state tests seem to focus on?
We consume more than we conserve, and there are some pretty simple things schools can do to teach students how to conserve. And it starts with Nude Food Mondays.
Summer school has been a waste of time for students all around the country. Something has got to give!
We know that collaboration around a goal works well. So why doesn't it always work?
With random talk partners as the classroom set-up, students are already involved in mixed-ability learning, which is important because we need to take account of the substantial research which shows that grouping students by ability makes them less successful.
Why do teachers do most of the talking in the classroom when students should be part of the dialogue? Here are some practical strategies to change that dynamic.
Working with an instructional coach doesn't mean that teachers are weak, it actually shows how strong they are because they believe they can always get better.
Collaborative inquiry holds the potential to do that by calling each individual in education to raise within themselves a truer sense of leader and learner.
Leaders hear a lot about being instructional leaders, but in order to bring all stakeholders together, they must be collaborative leaders.
Our views are getting more and more streamlined to everything we like and identify with on social media. What does this mean for how students see the world?