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Approaching Perfection

A couple of thoughts on perfection. The first is about perfection in education; the second is about perfection in writing.

If you’ve read the blog, of late, as a teacher, I am trying to lessen the emphasis on marks. 173 more words


Reducing the Emphasis on Marks (pt. 2)

This is a follow-up to the previous post of the same name.
Giving back students verbal feedback without marks worked well. Students had nothing to concentrate but the comments, and their work. 72 more words

Teaching & Education

Reading- just finished, current and waiting

Just finished the plays:

The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Outside by Paul Dunn


Other People: Takes & Mistakes By David Shields

Current fiction:
Call Me By Your Name… 68 more words


Reducing the Emphasis on Marks

This might be the first blog I’ve written solely devoted to educational matters.

If I have a new year’s teacher’s resolution of any kind, it’s to try to reduce the emphasis on marks for students and parents. 166 more words

Teaching & Education

The Wolves

Was in NYC, and for love nor money, I could not get tickets to Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves, about a girls’ soccer team.

Bought the script at the Drama Bookshop. 92 more words


#Teacher’s Happiness

… is completing a set of marking. Yes, I’m enjoying the Holiday break, but marking doesn’t go away. It patiently waits. So reducing the pile gives me a great sense of accomplishment. 8 more words

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12.18.17: Using Laban Choreology in the Classroom

In my role as a lead teacher with ECI on LocationBoston Ballet‘s community dance education program which brings classes to non-school based settings such as Boys & Girls Clubs, after-school programs, libraries, and more — I have been experimenting with using Laban’s movement theories to encourage critical thinking and creative composition with my students. 660 more words