Two posts I want to recommend off the bat: Jesse Stommel: Why I Dont’ Grade Pernille Ripp: A Call For Common Sense Reading Instruction Teachers who actually teach and also engage on social media often have plenty to say about what they do and how they do it and also why. There is no shortage… Continue reading Keeping Kids in Mind
Skip. Skip. Children skip. See the children skip from place to place. Who is skipping? The children are skipping. See how happy they are, the skipping children. Skip, children, skip! Where are the grown-ups? They are sitting and watching. They are sitting and watching their tiny screens while the children skip. While the children skip,… Continue reading The Skipping Post
One of the greatest insights I have ever received on the topic of school answers the question of why kids continue to go to school day after day, school year after school year without more protest. Put simply: because school is where all the other kids are. (I am inclined to credit psychologist and author,… Continue reading School Is Going To Be Awesome!
Last weekend my 6 year old and I completed this color by numbers picture together. After we finished coloring the last couple of spaces, we celebrated with a high five and a good hug. And we talked. We talked about what a struggle it had been at the outset. He shed a lot of tears… Continue reading Staying in the Lines: A Struggle and A Win
I really enjoy parent-teacher conferences. I see it as a wonderful opportunity to share perspectives on some very important individuals: my students; your child or children. I sit down with parents for 5 to 10 minutes and it never ceases to amaze me what I can learn, what I can offer and how much connection… Continue reading Parent-Teacher Conferences – Cause for Celebration