It’s time! They’re coming back! The new school year is upon us. You’re planning, and plotting, and doing whatever you can to make this year the best year yet. You know the stakes are high. You know your kids are more diverse than ever. You know you want to connect and build relationships from […]
Archives for August 2013
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow. – Lawrence Clark Powell Not only do our students need to read, read, read, but as their teachers we also need to carve out time in our crazy busy lives to make sure we have plenty of time to be readers ourselves. Read today […]
Every now and then I come across a completely free online resource that is so incredible I just have to dedicate a post to sharing it. Today’s incredible example is actually a whole collection of resources from the Council of the Great City Schools: The Nation’s Voice for Urban Education. The resource is called Parent […]
Constantly challenge yourself. Keep stepping up. Keep saying yes to what’s next. This is your year. You can do it. It won’t always be easy, but it will be worth it. If only. . . you constantly challenge yourself.
First the bad news – Most classrooms don’t provide nearly enough opportunities for students to talk in meaningful and engaging ways. Now the good news – Doing so, starting immediately, would be SO simple and impactful. Let them talk! Whether it is a job interview, a social gathering, a social issues debate, or a group […]
“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution.” Malala Yousafzai In all of my life, I have never seen a more amazing example of bravery than Malala Yousafzai, the young girl, shot in the head by the Taliban last October for advocating for education […]