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

Looking back: Parents protest ‘time-out’ cage in classroom

As part of my ‘looking back’ series, this is an article that keeps showing up in my stats even though it was written over 4 years ago. The question of discipline in schools is timeless and my mind returns to this story often. I wonder about Félix. What was his story? How was it that… Continue reading Looking back: Parents protest ‘time-out’ cage in classroom

Looking back: Why do the very best teachers ignore/subvert curriculum?

As some of you know, I’ve recently had to put my blog content back together from scratch. What a huge, painful job that was! At the same time, it allowed me to become reacquainted with some of my old content that I still find relevant. In looking back on it, I thought it could be… Continue reading Looking back: Why do the very best teachers ignore/subvert curriculum?