I was talking to a colleague recently – I teach his son and we were discussing an activity I had… Read more Talk & Type: Restate Ideas in Your Zoom Chat to Provide More Pathways to Learning
A new colleague joined my middle school team at the beginning of this year. As soon as we met, I… Read more Building Effective Collaborative Teams: It’s Really More Heart Than Science
Recently, we had a full-faculty Zoom meeting at my school to discuss best practices for student inclusion. The meeting was… Read more Cameras Off? Compassion On!
2021 was supposed to be a great year. COVID-19 vaccines were being distributed worldwide, and – back home – the… Read more I am Exhausted; Coup, Coup, Atchoo!
During the winter break, I spent some time reflecting on the craziness of these times. Although there was much to… Read more We Need to Do More Work on Critical Thinking Skills
Last month I read an article in The Guardian about young people and their anxiety concerning the environment. The article… Read more Are We Making Students Anxious When We Challenge Them to Solve Real-Life Catastrophes?
In the world of design, it is widely believed that form follows function – meaning that you design with the… Read more What Educators Can Learn From the McLaren MP4-12C
I was reading an article on achievethecore.org entitled Fostering Academic Discussion Online (https://achievethecore.org/aligned/fostering-academic-discussion-online/) and it really inspired me to get… Read more Don’t Pander to the Pandemic – Keep Students Talking in Your Virtual Classroom
One of the most powerful and effective tools I am employing during virtual teaching isn’t an app, isn’t a website,… Read more Don’t Forget to Add Some Laughter to Your Virtual Classroom
This is a reprint of an article I wrote back in 2018. Lately, with the anxieties emerging from continuing COVID… Read more Let’s Teach Mindfulness, and be Mindful of How we Teach