March 7, 2014
Unsolicited Advice for New Teachers
Totally unsolicited advice for new teachers: You might hit a moment in a staff meeting where you want to share what you really believe abo...
March 5, 2014
Three Basketball Courts
The basketball courts are packed right now. With a half hour left until school starts, kids are getting in any extra minute they can find in...
March 4, 2014
You Have the Permission to Be Strict
"That teacher is mean," a student says, describing one of the kindest teachers I know. "She's not mean," I argue. ...
March 2, 2014
What We Miss in One-to-One Initiatives
I've noticed a trend that when districts choose a one-to-one initiative. They tend to look at the features of the devices and compare th...
February 28, 2014
Five Reasons Edcamps Work
Tomorrow, Phoenix will be having an Edcamp. Click here for details . Teachers will voluntarily show up for an all-day professional learning ...
February 24, 2014
I can't pinpoint why, but I think this wave of nostalgia is necessary for me as a teacher. I'm sitting at my keyboard listening t...
We Need Nuance
The first time I saw the false binaries was in my teacher prep program. The teacher wrote, in large letters, "Is teaching an art or a s...
February 21, 2014
Thirteen Reasons Canadians Should Buy This Book
Wendell the World's Worst Wizard is on sale for $1.09 in Canada right now . Here are some ...
February 20, 2014
Ten Reasons Teachers Hate Close Reading
I like close reading. I'm not supposed to say that in the blogger-twitter world. However, I think it's a great reading strategy to h...
February 19, 2014
Black History Month
This is the second post on race and the third recent post on larger social issues. I'm nervous about this one, because it feels strange ...
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