Teachers as a whole, are generally considered to be prompt, fastidious perfectionists that are maniacal about the inner workings of their classrooms. Some teachers feel the compulsion to arrive at work at the crack of dawn and settle in and begin preparing lesson plans, photocopying, and classroom organization hours before the first student walks into […]Read more "Why teachers should get to school early."
I ask myself that question constantly. The look of engaged students chomping at the bit to ask more and more questions. Kids getting into arguments about hypotheses and debating all sorts of ideas. This is student led learning at its best. But how do we as educators actually create that in the classroom? What protocols […]Read more "What does curiosity look like in the classroom?"
My last post was a about a simple hack to get kids who are normally on the more quiet end of the conversation spectrum to participate more in class. I discovered that it was not that they didn’t have anything to say, it was that they didn’t feel comfortable expressing opinions out loud. By creating […]Read more "Facilitate the classroom: Part Deux"