After almost a month of frustration and self loathing about my reflection writing, I was re-inspired last night to get back up on that bucking bronco and write about #MSchat! The conversation was a weighty one and for good reason. Any time you gather a bunch of connected educators and administrators together to talk about […]Read more "“How has social media changed the way you teach in the middle grades?”"
If you can, you do. If you can’t, you teach. I’ve heard this before. I’ve heard it at dinner parties when friends of mine insinuate that my ‘vacations’ are nothing more than leisure time spent relaxing and that my job is nothing more than a glorified babysitter. I’ve sat through their hallow praise of how […]Read more "The reflective teacher"
With all the advice I’ve seen recently about giving students a voice, letting students lead their own learning, and be a facilitator not a teacher, I began to wonder to myself: “What does that look like in the classroom?” Do teachers just sit back and let go of control? How do teachers guide instruction while […]Read more "Devil’s Advocate your class…always."