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.
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March 30, 2016
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 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 11, 2016
Too many times students are forced to do an activity that surrounds a concept they already know. The activities focus on doing something, rather than learning something. We need to stop doing that.
March 06, 2016
In a recent blog post, Shirley Clarke wrote about how ability grouping doesn't work, and it raised quite a stir. I would suggest that mixed-ability grouping doesn't either, because many people use it by name alone.
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 22, 2016
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.
February 19, 2016
Summer school has been a waste of time for students all around the country. Something has got to give!