What do you believe? And does it matter?

If you don’t know who Mary Hynes is and have never listened to (and nodded with, yelled at, cried to, and questioned) Tapestry, CBC’s weekly radio show and podcast on spirituality, myth, faith, our connections then hop to it. It is inspiring and regularly leads me to question my own beliefs. A recent article by… Continue reading What do you believe? And does it matter?

Looking Back: Stop talking about classrooms that don’t work

As part of my Looking Back series, the sentiments I articulated in this post from August 21st, 2010 are still very alive for me. There are classrooms that work, that work very well. Click on the title below to go to the original post with its comments. Here is an example of a ‘traditional’ classroom… Continue reading Looking Back: Stop talking about classrooms that don’t work

Passion exists inside me, not inside a job

This blog post has been in the works for a couple of weeks now and was coaxed out by Dan Callahan’s post One for the Record Books over at Geek.Teacher. His post reflects on the mixed feelings he has around changing schools, changing positions. My own recent job change has had me thinking along the… Continue reading Passion exists inside me, not inside a job

students are a lot more competent than we ever give them credit for

“My personal belief is that students are a lot more competent than we ever give them credit for, and sometimes all we need is to do is get out of their way.” Ok, those are actually Paula White’s words but we share the same belief. I have always thought that students will rise to the… Continue reading students are a lot more competent than we ever give them credit for