On Motivation. On Learning. In Ourselves.

Last night, at 10:39, I found out about the midnight deadline for applying to the Google Teacher Academy taking place in New York this October. How was it that I only clued into the application process in the, practically literally, 11th hour? That may have a little something to do with this kind of thing:… Continue reading On Motivation. On Learning. In Ourselves.

Turning motivation inside out

Thought it was about time to jot down some notes on a few things popping throughout my brain on the subject of education. Motivation. Biggy. How is it that I can walk into one classroom, sit down, and say ‘write about the weather’ and the response is ‘Really? We love the weather! Oh wow, can… Continue reading Turning motivation inside out

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How I motivate my students and manage my classroom without reward systems

Read the following quotes, I’m going to be reflecting on them in relation to my philosophy of teaching and learning around motivation and classroom management and what all of that looks like in my classroom. Babies cry for a reason. It’s never ‘spoiling’ your baby to take his baby’s cries seriously, and to respond to… Continue reading How I motivate my students and manage my classroom without reward systems