August 23, 2022 Organizations love to secure one or two unicorns in their midst. Schools are no different. Unicorns are the teachers or staff members that are described as “visionary”
August 18, 2022 What do you do in your first class of the year? What do students do for their first homework assignment? (How) do these early experiences reflect your
August 11, 2022 Our knowledge will take its revenge on us, just as ignorance exacted its revenge during the Middle Ages. ~Friedrich Nietzsche In the previous article, I asked “What
August 4, 2022 One often hears that in life, the most important thing is just showing up. In education, just showing up is certainly necessary, after all, truancy laws make
July 28, 2022 Relationships are at the heart of leading and learning. As school leaders, we know this from intuition and experience. It is also clear that relationships require trust.
July 27, 2022 Quantum physicist Werner Heisenberg wrote, “What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.” I think the same can be said
July 26, 2022 Instructors can help students discuss controversial issues by explicitly teaching the skills of intellectual charity. Students can improve these skills by working through simple, engaging practice exercises.
7/21/2022 I was talking to a teacher this week and he was telling me stories of how exciting it had been to see a student teacher working with his class.
July 20, 2022 Grading discussion is an age-old challenge rife with questions: Should I do individual or group assessment? How can I not punish introverts? Can I accurately record and
June 14, 2022 It’s afternoon, the end of the school day, and faculty are getting ready for a weekly workshop while students scurry out the building. The session that day