For my school district, today marked the transition to online learning, or execution of what we now call our Instructional Continuity Plan... I know, right!? It also marked my own children's first day of online learning and my wife's first day as a fifth grade teacher... online. Let me just say... the struggle was real. … Continue reading Simplicity.
I had that privilege to speak with the team from Schoolinks a few weeks ago about how my school structures our college readiness systems. I wanted to share the podcast with you below, and also thank the people at Schoolinks for inviting me to join them. If you work at the secondary level and have … Continue reading College Readiness
Disclaimer: This is not a political post. This is an "I am passionate about education and kids" post. I am an independent and selfish voter. Meaning I vote based on candidates views on issues important to my life and my family. I was in my car the other day listening to the White House press … Continue reading Shame
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJ2kcDirEo Failure to launch... it's a complex problem, that can end with catastrophic results. I have been hooked on these space analogies lately because they seem to fit the education space so well. The concept of "failure to launch" is one that is so real for us in classrooms across this nation. The disastrous results … Continue reading Failure to Launch
Why are you questioning me? This is the thought that runs through my 1750+ students minds each day as their teachers push them to dig deeper through the line of questioning thrown their direction. Rigor. Probably one of the most overused terms in the educational arena. You see, when people talk about rigor in the … Continue reading Why Are You Questioning Me?