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Make it meaningful

I was recently directed to an interesting article by Zachary Johnson titled “Bored Out of Their Minds” (click here to access the article).  While there were several aspects to the article that I connected with, and lots of interesting data and statistics about students’ engagement, one passage in particular stood out to me. 683 more words


What do children need to succeed in school?

What do children need to succeed in school? Google that question, and you will find more answers than you have time to read. However, take the time to think about it, reflecting perhaps on your own school experiences, and you will come close to an answer that will serve children well. 307 more words

Montessori Education

Cognitive load

How many times have you been in a conversation with a colleague, and they started giving you suggestions?  Each one sounds great, you think they could work in your room, but then you walk away from the conversation and nothing has stuck.  517 more words


Expectations Matter

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing Sonia Manzano speak. You may know her as Maria from Sesame Street; she was on the show for more than 40 years. 232 more words

Montessori Education

How to Deal with Smart-Aleck Students (or, Rethinking Differentiation)

It probably won’t surprise anyone that my reading and writing has always gotten me into trouble.

In seventh grade, I had a two-hour class comprising history and language arts. 1,628 more words

DeKalb Schools

School of Fish

School of Fish  

March 3, 2017

I know a young girl full of exuberance.   She’s young for her grade, perhaps a little dreamy.  On standardized tests,  she might not look like she’s a successful student.   310 more words

Slice Of Life #SOL17

XP Grading P.D. Video

I was looking through my Google Drive and found an old Gamification Professional Development folder which had this video about XP Grading and Leveling up. 41 more words

Game Inspired Design