Let Students Work Together on Tests? Here’s Why you Should.

I’ve recently been reading the book Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica.  While I don’t typically enjoy reading books about education and its foibles and failures, and what each person decides should be done about it, this book has got me thinking about how we approach … Continue reading Let Students Work Together on Tests? Here’s Why you Should.

Stop Compartmentalizing the Way you View Education.

I’ve recently been reading the book Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica.  While I don’t typically enjoy reading books about education and its foibles and failures, and what each person decides should be done about it, this book has got me thinking about how we approach … Continue reading Stop Compartmentalizing the Way you View Education.

What does the Industrial Revolution have to do with your classroom? More than you think.

I’ve recently been reading the book Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education b   y Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica.  While I don’t typically enjoy reading books about education and its foibles and failures, and what each person decides should be done about it, this book has got me thinking about how … Continue reading What does the Industrial Revolution have to do with your classroom? More than you think.

#WednesdayWisdom – Let Students Take Responsibility

As students take more responsibility for their own learning and success, it empowers them.  I recently read this article about keeping students accountable for having done their work by requiring them to use class time to email their parents letting them know that they hadn't been able to complete the homework, and why.  This provides a great … Continue reading #WednesdayWisdom – Let Students Take Responsibility

Mix up those old drab, PowerPoints with these fresh alternatives

Many times after students have mastered a topic or unit, we want them to share this learning with others--their peers, their families, or even the world.  But who wants to watch another boring old slideshow filled with images and text?  Your students surely are just as bored with them as you are of seeing them. … Continue reading Mix up those old drab, PowerPoints with these fresh alternatives