the very best teachers…

Just saw this tweet. Felt the need to record it. The very best teachers spend every day of their lives ignoring or subverting the curriculum via @paulawhite, via @Neilstephenson, via @kmadolf, via @alfiekohn or something like that…

Is lecture a 4-letter word? Following up a year later

Today I received a comment from Miss Teacha on a post I published almost a year ago called Is ‘lecture’ a 4-letter word? She continues our love-hate relationship conversation about lecture. I started to write my reply as a comment and then decided to post it as its own post. So here it is. Thanks… Continue reading Is lecture a 4-letter word? Following up a year later

Pearls need discomfort, right?

“Those that have survived such perils of the sea as typhoons, suffocating red tides, and attacks from predators are brought ashore and opened. if everything has gone well, the result is a lovely, lustrous and very valuable pearl.” Click image for source. Yesterday after work I was typing up a commitment contract with our head… Continue reading Pearls need discomfort, right?

What does your best teaching look like?

I have a new blog. It’s called Teaching is a Verb and I want to collect stories about actual teaching practice there. The long term goal of the blog is to connect teachers to teachers by providing a framework for us to visit each other’s classrooms. We have so much to learn from each other.… Continue reading What does your best teaching look like?