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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.
Six What If Questions That Great Teachers Ask Everyday If you’re a teacher and you’re not questioning your methods daily, you might want to consider another profession. Great teachers always think they can do more for students. Outstanding teachers feel … Continue reading
“So what things are we expecting students to do that we would probably not submit to as adults? Expect them to work hard all day with few breaks. Silent hallways. Only go to the bathroom during breaks. Do hours of … Continue reading