Ryan was one of "those" students. He seemed to think he was in charge of the classroom. He was the one who decided when the whole class would laugh, when students should be talking, how long it would take for me to get the class' attention, and whether or not I would have a good… Continue reading CRAFT a Need-Satisfying Classroom
I don't get it when educational leaders say, "I want to build the capacity of my teachers". Maybe it is just my bias against trendy educational phrases. I fear they muddy the waters by putting a fancy bow on old practices. Or they are confusing because we don't really know what they mean. Or, at… Continue reading Is “build capacity” inadvertently insulting to teachers?
I am reading Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess. In the book, Dave includes a fictional reflection from a student that serves as a vision for how he wants students to feel about his classroom. This inspired me to write a fictional reflection from a teacher that describes the principal I aspire to be. My… Continue reading The Principal I Aspire to Be