The Courage to Begin Again
We feel displaced, even in our own homes and classrooms. But our terrain has changed. (And it’s not going to change back anytime soon.) Where do we start?
Rigor and Vigor: Searching for a Better Classroom Environment
Which word do you think best describes your classroom: rigorous or vigorous?
Statistics Without Context
Grade reports, usually, are statistics without context. I open a grade report and see a series of letters and numbers, but what do they actually mean?
Creating a Shutdown Ritual
No matter how much I work today, there will still be more to do tomorrow. So, I created a shutdown ritual to close out today and setup for success tomorrow.
Marking Papers for Growth
I mark papers for students. The student is the audience.
Activities that are meaningful don’t keep us busy. They require time. Deep teaching asks us to value quality over quantity, to understand that less is more.
Teaching Deep: An Introduction
Teaching without reflection is just throwing stuff against a wall and hoping it sticks.
Pandemic Education: How to Get Out of the Way and Teach
I’m doing my best teaching in the midst of a global pandemic. Here’s why…