It wasn't until after I developed a system in my classroom for effective reflection and feedback that I realized the impact it truly had on learning. That probably sounds backward, but it's true. Although I always saw the value in reflecting personally, even if I didn't call it reflection, making i...
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March 21, 2019
March 15, 2019
Learning isn't easy, and we all have our challenges. Rather than assume our learners can't, giving them boring learning opportunities or watered-down versions of the learning, provide rigorous, engaging experiences and watch to see how much all students will grow.
March 10, 2019
For some teachers, collaboration is cheating. In the real world, very little gets done by individuals.
March 05, 2019
Too often, we take risks ourselves, only letting some of the rope out for students to be more autonomous, but because we don't know what to do with ourselves while that is happening, we can sabotage perfectly good learning experiences.
March 03, 2019
It's time we start extending ourselves a little grace. If we continue to feel shame and guilt every time we make a mistake, we're not going to make it to June.
February 24, 2019
Although project-based learning can be daunting at first, it is well worth the mess. Planning your first project may not go as smoothly as you want or imagine, but I promise everyone will learn, so don't give up.
February 21, 2019
No matter how ready you think you are, there will be moments you question your choice and that's OK. Trust yourself and continue to lead from a place of transparency.
February 18, 2019
If you haven't read Brene Brown's Dare to Lead, I strongly recommend it and not just for leaders, for anyone. Her voice is a strong and honest one that brings humor and humility to the front of the lessons she teaches.
February 12, 2019
Since we only get one life, it is important to multitask less and live more.
February 07, 2019
It is important when we are doing this that we don't unintentionally assume the worst about our learners, adult or student, and give them every opportunity to share what they know and can do.