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I scheduled an hour each week for my students to browse the school library. For my sins, I distribute Scholastic Book orders most months. I read to my students as often as I can. I get them to share … Continue reading
Here I am back in my comfort zone, tapping away at a virtual keyboard. I even feel comfortable dictating with Siri. I will keep playing with the different pens. Sometimes I sketch out math algorithms for students as if it … Continue reading
He chuckled to himself after organizing his desk so carefully, then became self-conscious as I framed the picture.
Creating positive learning environments has so many nuances that we could explore and discuss… Questions to start us thinking: What do we mean by “learning environment”? Who is responsible for the ‘positive culture’ of the learning environment? How does school … Continue reading
… I will reveal a secret to you: I like to build universes which do fall apart. I like to see them come unglued, and I like to see how the characters in the novels cope with this problem. I … Continue reading
I found this in in A Principal’s Reflections, through a Google Plus post by Eric Scheninger. Image credit: https://larrycuban.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/parents.jpg
“Before today’s educational leaders, business owners, or even everyday taxpayers get too emotionally or financially invested in programs to help students prepare for the working world—ensuring they are, to borrow a favorite school-reform buzzword, “college- and career-ready”—maybe they should realize … Continue reading
As a rural teacher, I generally had 16 students in a double/triple grade room. I thought it a good size. Over the last few years my classes (single and multigrade) fluctuate between 22-25. 25 exceeds my comfort level for … Continue reading
“Introducing merit-based pay for extra hours and exceptional work, as well as allowing teachers more flexibility and creativity within the curriculum, and cutting back on work that is not teaching-related would do much to reduce teacher burnout, says Bradley.” Overwhelmed … Continue reading
These questions are challenge my practice, but I’d rather stop identifying this by the century.