Have you ever heard about something amazing someone else was doing and thought to yourself... It's so frustrating, I could never do that. Have you ever watched a video about a cool new teaching technique and thought to yourself... I can barely keep up with what I am already doing, much less add one more… Continue reading Allow Yourself to Feel Bad
Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of the desks. When Doug Reeves made this statement at a Literacy Leadership Symposium I attended recently, I pictured one particular classroom in my mind. One where the desks are arranged in rows, yet I often walk in to find students with heads together in spots around the… Continue reading Collaboration is not created by the arrangement of desks.
Which problem seems more solvable to you? I cannot believe that parent. I have NEVER been treated so horribly. This is the worst day ever. What a huge mess! OR I can tell that parent was upset. I wonder what triggered that? A mentor once told me that using emotion-filled words are not helpful, in fact they… Continue reading This is the Worst Day EVER! and Other Exaggerations