October 26, 2022 My years of facilitating discussion in middle and high school Humanities classrooms taught me to wince at the phrase: “I have a quote.” Just as bad? “My
September 28, 2022 When I taught middle and high school Humanities, the same doom loop happened every time I had a class discussion: a verbally-confident student made a comment that
August 26, 2022 I start my 36th year in education (28 as a classroom teacher) and below are the lessons I have learned hanging out with teenagers for so many
August 19, 2022 “You’re just a glorified babysitter” a (non-teaching) husband ‘joked’ to his (teacher) wife.“… I went to school, I know what teachers do and I can see what
Note from the Editor: Most of our readers know that NAIS is searching for a new President. We would like the search to be a more open process, therefore subject
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
July 12, 2022 Let’s all take a moment to pause in the middle of the whirlwind that is education. One year ends and we immediately start looking toward next year.
June 28. 2022 Time is money. Time is luxury or luxury is time. As babies, time is our own; we dictate the rules: We decide when we want to sleep,
May 12, 2022 I ended the previous chapter with a teaser, one that I promised in this installment to explore: Can we really have learner-centered and competency-based education in our