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?
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?
Socrative and a Film Engage Assessment
Movies in the classroom... you know you've shown one before. I was guilty of it too when I was in the classroom. As an administrator I do not necessarily want my teachers showing films to students - unless they relate to the standards of course. So when a film relates to the content and we … Continue reading Socrative and a Film Engage Assessment
What is our purpose? I believe this to be an overlooked question as it relates to our actions in public schools across this nation. I feel lost sometimes with no idea where to begin the discussion with fellow educators about initiatives that are going to change the system. A system that for the most part … Continue reading Purpose.
Take It Easy
I was speaking with a group of high school freshmen repeat freshmen this past week. We were reviewing their "hot off the presses" progress reports, or lack there of reports. When I speak with students who are in situations like this - students that we in public ed label "at-risk" - I like to be … Continue reading Take It Easy