They say the best way to learn is to teach and that's why we put such a high emphasis in the classroom om giving students the power to work with each other.
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November 24, 2015
November 22, 2015
Not all learning spaces are the same. What are you preparing students for? Read on to see how we can narrow the gap between college and high school.
November 01, 2015
Have you ever got caught not knowing? Did the warmth overtake your usual composure? What if we flipped that experience and made it into a positive? What if I said we have to, to help kids know that learning doesn't always happen the first time? Read on
October 29, 2015
The best ways to get students to take risks is by modeling what that looks like, unafraid of the potential failure. The most important gift we can share with students is the transparency of our choices and how to bounce back from the missteps.
October 27, 2015
Risk taking can be dangerous work, but if we don't do it, then we die in our stagnation and our students' successes die with us. How can we boldly leap in front of the flames and make the needed changes to ensure continuous growth? Check this out.
October 22, 2015
In every classroom there is diversity. It's tangible in what we see and must impact the way we teach. Engaging each child in a meaningful way requires relationships, flexibility and a willingness to empower those who aren't often used to being in charge of their own learning.
October 20, 2015
If we want to raise motivated and confident learners, we must take the time to teach students how to self-advocate. Here are some tips.
October 06, 2015
Kids often have a hard time sitting in their seats, so embrace their energy and plan a gallery walk. This is a great way to set up stations in a classroom or celebrate student learning while also facilitating new learning.
September 17, 2015
When making successful school-wide change happen, it is important to consider how the changes are implemented. Blanket expectations with minimal preparation make work for some, but it likely will create an adverse effect in many. Read on to consider a possible solution to get more people on board with that important change.
September 13, 2015
What if students never had to miss class again regardless of their location? Can you imagine the possibilities? I can. Check it out