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What did you do this summer?

It’s that time of year – my summer break has ended and I am back in the office preparing for a new school year and the new group of Hawks that will be coming into our building.  559 more words


Fidget Spinners in Classrooms: Worthwhile or Worthless?

I’m sure you’ve already heard about the new craze that’s taken the world by storm, and that is precisely what I’d like to talk about today: fidget spinners. 1,099 more words

Transformative Education

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

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