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.
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March 24, 2016
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 14, 2016
Too often, education leaders believe that the point of collaboration is to further their own interests.
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 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?
February 15, 2016
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.
February 01, 2016
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?
January 26, 2016
A recent survey of over 66,000 6-12 students shows that less then half feel that their teachers know their aspirations. As we spend time talking about student voice we should find ways to show we value it too.
January 24, 2016
A recent guest blog by a transgender teacher ended up highlighting why school climate continues to be such an issue, and it seems as though many times it's the adults who are at fault.
January 05, 2016
A lot has been written, both good and bad, about 'Grit," but it's the hard learning that makes learning so good.