Every single one of us is a learner at any and every stage in life. Part of how we navigate that learning is through understanding that reflection is part of the process. One of the ways we continue to grow and improve is taking time to look at
Anyone who has made the shift from teacher to instructional coach understands how it feels to suddenly be without systems and structures. No longer are there bell schedules, lists of subjects to teach, or report cards. Rather, it’s up to coaches to figure out how
Most often when we ask teachers about why they want their students to learn certain topics, we hear teachers say that they hope their students will lead productive lives in the future. They want students to be strong thinkers, problem solvers, readers, writers, and speakers. They want kids to see
It’s never a great moment when a coachee comes back after trying something you suggested to find out it didn’t work. Or is it? In a recent conversation with a school leader who was facing a performance challenge, he expressed the following concern:
“So, I did
Welcome to 2018! We’re thrilled to usher in a new year of teaching and learning with you. For the last three years on Corwin Connect, we’ve had monthly themes that guided our content. These themes were helpful for authors, giving them a focus and a
Consider two classrooms in which teachers are posing questions to students in order to check for understanding.
In classroom A, the teacher asks a question and calls on a student whose hand is raised. The student answers incorrectly. The teacher reacts by saying, “Good try. Let’s
Do you want your students to simply perform on a test? Or do you want them to really learn the knowledge, skills, and understandings?
Before you jump to answer the question, citing standardized tests and teacher accountability, consider that the students entering your classroom at the
Pollution and contamination of the environment, the rise and spread of international terrorism, a polarized populace, global poverty—the question for our generation of teachers is, “How do we prepare young people to tackle problems we currently don’t know how to solve?” This generation of school-aged
Spending time outdoors is becoming less common as students watch their phone, tablet, and TV screens more and more. For Louv (2008), students today suffer from what he calls “nature-deficit disorder” and can be linked to a rise in obesity, academic and social problems, and
I’ll never forget the time I was working with a cohort of five teachers in a humanities program. We were getting ready to break for the summer and I suggested we read something academic to improve our craft as teachers. I envisioned coming back in