I am reminded every year why it’s not a good idea to go shopping the night before a blizzard. People drive like they are ants in a panic to get the last crumb off the floor. This year was no exception. As I was stopped
Choice is good for the soul.
Once upon a time I was a wild child adolescent, standing up to every “should” that came my way. If I was told to do something, I actively sought out any and every way to do the opposite. Looking
School leaders have a responsibility to ensure that all students are engaged in learning and the school’s culture. For this to take place, school leaders must be intentional in their approach and leadership. Student engagement doesn’t come naturally; it’s something that one must plan for
The second time I spotted a cell phone tucked inside a copy of the class novel within one week, I knew I was not exactly witnessing a rare unicorn. Fake reading, even blatant Instagram swiping instead of Dickens analyzing, was no singular oddity. It was
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.”
― William Jennings Bryan
Students are not reborn every September. They are not new to education or to subject-area
We want our students to be independent thinkers and readers and we want our students to have ownership of their learning. But our wants and our roles as teachers sometimes conflict. First, we can get clear on what true independence is and then we can
I confess: I don’t believe in motivation. I don’t believe we can motivate kids to learn. Like you, I learned about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation in my teacher preparation courses. Intrinsic, I was told, is the best, because the student is internally motivated to learn.