“Good leaders ask great questions that inspire others to dream more, think more, learn more, do more and become more.” (John Maxwell)
This quote epitomizes my campus’s point of view about the power of questioning. While Maxwell emphasizes the role of the leader, at Molina High
The midterm election cycle is drawing near and if you have been paying attention to the news, you’ve likely noticed that election races are continuing to be divisive and contentious. This divisiveness has led to concerns from educators around the country about how to talk
Student engagement may be a hot topic in school staff rooms and professional learning courses, but when was the last time you heard engagement being discussed in the classroom? I’m not talking about the kind of ‘pull your socks up or else’ behavior management messages.
There’s nothing like the first few weeks of school. It’s a time to reconnect, reimagine, and dream. But just like anything else, starting a new year requires planning and patience. An apt metaphor is the spring gardening season. We can’t wait to plant all of
We live in a world where students have the ability to access an almost unlimited amount of information instantaneously. This same world is growing increasingly divided around beliefs and opinions on politics, current events, rights, and civic responsibilities. Because of these features of our everchanging
More educators are talking about leaving the profession this year than ever before. Unfortunately, teachers were already searching for a way out, even before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Approximately half of new teachers in the United States leave the profession within the first five to
Goal setting is a vital part of amplifying student learning and motivation.
What kind of education do our students deserve now? Alongside all the other things students have been asked to give up during the pandemic—their time with friends, their learning environment, their activities—we’ve also asked
When a popular lake in Arvada, Colorado, was closed to the public because of an algae bloom, a student asked his science teacher what could be done. His question was the catalyst for a deep dive into creative problem solving that engaged 200 sixth-graders, four
Part 2 of the 4-part series on Promising Principles to Enhance Learning. Review part 1: Seven Promising Principles to Enhance Learning in Your School or Classroom
Let’s start with a challenge.
Once upon a time a local merchant went to a market and purchased a wolf, a goat, and a several heads of cabbage.
The question-and-answer format is a valuable teacher tool. It allows us to check students’ understanding of what they have learned and to probe their thoughts on problem solving, but only if we can limit student call-outs. The goal is to give every student a voice