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 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?
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!