I don't know about you, but around 4pm on Sundays, I start a brief period of mourning. I can feel the weekend coming to a close, and I'm bracing myself for the week ahead... teaching lessons that take every bit of my energy, wading through difficult situations with students and their parents, balancing work and … Continue reading The Sunday Night Struggle Bus
Most teachers believe that collaborating with and learning from other teachers is important. But those same teachers will usually readily admit that they don't have time in their busy schedules to do so. This week on the #bbchat, we'll be looking at teacher collaboration from a different perspective. Instead of focusing on how teachers can … Continue reading #bbchat | reframing the collaboration conversation
This week, I did a brave thing. I gave my students a survey on our classroom culture and asked for their honest, confidential feedback. Scared out of my mind, I braced myself for the results. And while some of my students' responses made me cringe - I mean, who wants to hear "I ABSOLUTELY HATE … Continue reading On Listening
Most course curriculums require the usage of a textbook in planning and delivering instruction. But good teachers know that if they just use the textbook, their students will check out and student engagement levels will plummet. How do we balance the use of mandated course materials with engaging, research-based best practices to ensure our students get … Continue reading #bbchat | the textbook trap
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