Every few years, some educators and parents cry out, We got to get back to the basics! It conjures up a popular School Daze jingle I heard in elementary school, “readin’, […]
After a summer of renewal, we teachers get excited about teaching our students’ the nuance of the life cycle of a frog and why it matters, the miracle of the water cycle, the wide use of linear equations, the universal themes of Dr. Seuss, or the serious responsibilities implied by the U.S. Bill of Rights. […]
“Voice, Pictures, and Flow. That’s all they need to know.” This quote from Georgia’s most beloved author, Flannery O’Connor, intrigued the fire out of me. I heard it from former graduate students of Miss O’Connor in my first year teaching a Language Studies for Teachers at the University of […]
The power of honest and transparent intention. Instruction based on informed intention engages learning unequivocally. Read the story of intentional learning with Ole Mr. Alford.
When you are excited by a student’s response, squelch Good job and extend her and her classmates’ engagement by talking with her more about her response and watch the classroom engagement ripple throughout the gallery of your virtual classroom.