The Busted Lesson

When the shit hits the fan. Let’s face it. Lesson planning takes time, effort, attention to detail, and long hours of thinking about all the ways it could blow up in your face. That being said, even the most fastidious, dedicated and detailed oriented person can not think of everything. Any experienced teacher will tell […]

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Have you ever felt the creeping doubt seep into every fiber of your body? The slow dread of talking yourself out of taking action on an important task? How do confident people do it? More importantly when you see the fear creep into a students’ eyes in class, how do you respond as a mentor, […]

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Facilitate the Classroom

In my class, I had two protocols in place to encourage students to participate more. Today I’m only going to talk about the first one. I’ll save the second for a followup post. For years I struggled with how to get students who were less sure of themselves and a little on the quiet side […]

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