Consulting and Speaking
May 19, 2013
Sunday Sketch: Student Engagement
So, I've been doing a sketch a day and I plan to feature one education-related one per week. T...
May 17, 2013
Teachers Should be Critical of Bad Teaching
I don't like being critical of "bad teachers," mostly because I feel like a hypocrite. I've had moments where I yelled at ...
May 16, 2013
Phil in the Bubble (A Super-Short Stick Figure Video)
Yeah, it's choppy. True, it's a stick figure. But here's an ultra-short video about daydreaming and standardized tests.
May 15, 2013
Is It Okay to Vent About Students?
I'm at a Starbucks when I hear teachers griping about their classes. They're talking abou...
May 13, 2013
Please Quit Bashing Teachers
I have noticed that teacher bashing has become trendy. I expect that from neo-cons. They hate publ...
The Problem with the Broken/Fixed Mindset
You can blow up the factory. Or you could transform it to an artists' loft. It's your choice...
May 12, 2013
We Never Know the Whole Story
When I was in high school, I had a teacher that annoyed me. He punished the whole class for things that one person did. He tried too hard to...
May 11, 2013
A Lesson from the Grocery Store
I got frustrated with Brenna while at the grocery store. "You were acting crazy." &qu...
If Teachers Got Badges
Someone suggested that for Teacher Appreciation we should introduce badges. I'm not sure that ...
May 10, 2013
A Note to Parents Who Are Opting Out of Testing
Dear Parents, I support the opt-out movement. I believe that it sends a strong statement about t...
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