Practice

A recent article in Education Week titled, “Is PD Behind Teacher Improvement? Maybe Not, Analysis Cautions,” questions the effectiveness of professional development in improving teaching practice and suggests it may not be money well spent. Of course money comes up because that seems to be our only metric these days in evaluating whether a practice [...]

I awake to the sound of my alarm buzzing at 6:00 am. Morning shower complete, I head downstairs to find my 14 year old son already dressed, lunch made and bag packed. He is waiting for me, eager to start his day. “Hurry up Mom, Let’s go!” he says as he heads out the front [...]

Be Curious! When you are curious…you engage.  When students are curious…they engage. On the educational professional development circuit one often hears talk of problem solving. How do kids solve problems? Give them problems to solve and help them develop different ways to tackle a problem.  Sounds good…if all you want are worker monkeys who wait [...]

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