Great things happen in classrooms, in department planning, with school cultures, when we are willing to challenge ourselves. Current students don’t get the ‘Day 23 Activity from the file cabinet’ … Continue reading Value of Shattering Comfort Zones
I’m becoming more cognizant of how and how often I am using the term ‘learning.’ Like most, I’ve been using it mainly to describe how well students regurgitate facts and … Continue reading When Does Profound Learning Occur?
Student engagement has always been a critical goal for how we set up classrooms and develop lesson plans. Ensuring that we have a tight time frame of activities and that we … Continue reading Engagement vs Empowerment
Teaching is one of the most fulfilling professions ever. Ask any teacher who’s had a previous student return to talk fondly about their time in the classroom and you’ll know what … Continue reading Lowered Expectations
Last weekend, I presented at the #WGEDD conference in Kansas City. Getting the invite from Jimmy Casas and Jeff Zoul to share was a highlight. I knew I was going to … Continue reading #WGEDD – Valuable Learning
Last week, I had the privilege of giving a co-keynote with a good friend, John Bernia, at AMLE [Association of Middle Level Education]. This was a great experience, truly a … Continue reading Embracing Middle Schools and Loving Middle Schoolers
I came across this article some weeks ago – Does knowledge matter in the age of Google? http://buff.ly/2brmg2N. Heads up, the first couple of sentences may be slightly bothersome to some … Continue reading Knowledge vs Intelligence: A Discussion for Digital Learning Age