I remember walking into a party shortly after I learned that my book was going to be published. The party was full of people I hold near and dear to my heart and I couldn't wait to share my excitement with them. And I remember one particular person who filled my heart with joy because… Continue reading Empathy isn’t just for the bad times.
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.