Y’all. I am in the classroom again. THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER. Teaching. It’s my jam. It’s my song. It’s what feels right. ***** I’ve read in several places over the past couple years that one significant difference between men and women in the workplace is in how they […]
The data emerging about the mental health of our kids only confirms the harm done by asking so little of them when it comes to life skills yet so much of them when it comes to adhering to the academic plans we’ve made for them. Really. This has got to […]
Have you seen Ex Machina? No? GET OUT THERE and find a theater showing this excellent sci-fi flick. It’s a tight, well-told story. If you’ve seen the movie, I invite you to check out this post offering discussion questions and ideas for those who have seen the film. SPOILERS!
This is a fascinating read for many reasons, and I commend it to you on this rainy Monday: Teaching human evolution at the University of Kentucky: There are some students I’ll never reach. The author, James Krupa, details his experience teaching non-major biology at University of Kentucky, a state where […]
An excellent open letter by two outstanding 1st grade teachers in Tulsa, Oklahoma, defending their decision to stop giving two of the state-mandated assessments to their students. This is one of the most concise, understandable, realistic explanations of the “on the ground” effects of high-stakes testing on the classroom environment. […]