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 03, 2016
When it comes to gifted and talented students, does the philosophy of the growth mindset fail?
March 30, 2016
Considering all of the negative rhetoric this political season we need to explore ways to find civility again, and these are five actions we can take to find it.
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 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?