What happens when we provide choice only to overwhelm students? Too often, we think we're doing the "right" thing only to encounter student push back with the freedom we provide. Freedom can be scary, so let's demystify it for our kids.
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December 15, 2014
December 12, 2014
Teach kids to tell stories in 140 characters or less. Imagine the power of concise communication while documenting special school events or every day life.
October 31, 2014
Advising a student publication takes perseverance, anyone who does it wouldn't argue that point. Empowering student leaders to be responsible for managing set publications sometimes requires a pep talk. Check this one out.
October 17, 2014
Every school should use Google Drive if they aren't already. Read why this is an essential educational tool for all students and teachers to use.
October 13, 2014
Blogging is a unique format that can help students really fine-tune their public writing voice. Find out how.
October 10, 2014
What if we gave students the skills to empower them to help each other? How might that look? How could it change the dynamic in our classrooms?
August 27, 2014
Good books are a portal to understanding humanity and if we use them well, we help teach kids to think and write beyond their perceived limitations. Learn how reading can be your "in" to even the most resistant learners.
July 30, 2014
Choose relationships over rules in the beginning days of school in order to emphasize the priority of learning in the classroom. Allow students to be empowered by the choices you make, this day and every day.
July 27, 2014
What will your first draft of this school year look like? Explore ideas for student empowerment and growth to establish a culture for learning in your classroom that starts in the #1st5days but will carry through 'til the end.