Is assuming public enemy #1 in the efficient and effective classroom?
Professional Development shouldn't be one size fits all. What options exist for teachers to take control of their development?
Having honest conversations and providing honest assessments are integral in an effective classroom.
Where should teachers looking to get into the cognitive sciences start? What resources to read? Who to follow?
I assign zeros in my class. While this may be controversial, I believe the grade is sometimes deserved.
This profession can be overwhelming. What have I learned in 14 years of teaching that have decreased stress/anxiety and helped me enjoy teaching so much more?
I've been stuck, lately...unable to really write anything. This is me trying to get the frustration off my chest.
There's a difference between the negative and the critical person...and that's important on Edutwitter.
I fear we’re doing it wrong...education, that is. We live at a time when 21st century skills and edtech are all the rage. Creativity, coding, and active learning have become mainstays of teacher professional development. Heck, even the current US Secretary of Education incorrectly believes that we are preparing most students for jobs that haven’t... Continue Reading →
*This is basically a glorified footnote of my post earlier today -- On Being Wrong...you may want to read it first...or maybe not. Whatever. Setting the scene: You’ve worked hard at university for four, five, or maybe six years to earn your teaching degree. There was a semester of student teaching, where you were essentially... Continue Reading →
Today, I’m meeting with some pretty big names in education, technology, and social media and I’ll admit I’m a bit nervous. If you’ve followed my writing the past two years or so, you know I’m not the most progressive thinking educator. I’m of the opinion we sometimes make learning and education much more difficult than it... Continue Reading →
What do I consider when met with the possibility of using new tools, gadgets, or strategies in my classroom?