Student engagement is extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.
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April 12, 2016
April 07, 2016
The word rigor brings out a strong reaction from those who love the word and those who hate it. What's wrong with the word rigor?
March 24, 2016
The NY Times recently ran a story about testing for joy and grit. Seriously? It seems as though joy and grit are really just used for compliance.
March 22, 2016
The other days I posted about 12 words that should be banned from our educational vocabulary. Here are 12 that I believe should be added.
March 17, 2016
Response to Intervention (RTI) has been proven to work with students. Why don't we use it with teachers?
March 14, 2016
Too often, education leaders believe that the point of collaboration is to further their own interests.
March 12, 2016
We often approach interviews as a "desexualized version of a date" and hire from the gut. There are many reasons why that's the wrong way to go.
March 01, 2016
Why is it that straight teachers can talk about their lives, but as soon as a gay teacher talks about hers it has to be about pushing an agenda?
February 27, 2016
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 25, 2016
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?