This is a mindset that I employ every day. Placing limits on anything, whether it’s yourself or your tech tool, is a great way to stifle creativity and growth. I make it a habit to approach everything with the idea that innovation is only a thought or two away. Tools or ideas don’t have to be new to be innovative, we just need to rethink how we use them.
Lately I have had cause to review a variety of grading policies from various districts. Clearly, I realize that the . . . Read more
Often there is a false assumption that 1) play is not important for learning, and 2) play is for younger children. So, including high school students in learning-thru-play enriches teaching-learning process to a new level
It takes a certain kind of person to be innovative. Having the passion and conviction to follow through, to take the risk despite the critics and road blocks, is tough. The old saying, If it were easy, everybody would be doing it, still holds true today. It isn’t easy to hear over and over again that you are doing it wrong. It won’t work. You are making a mistake. The fact is though, if we never break from the status quo to try something out of the norm, we are left with sameness and miss out on amazingness.
As a my friend and preacher reminded me recently, to have compassion, you need to SEE & ACT. It isn’t enough to just see the problem and then form committees, look for curriculum, and hold meetings. We must see AND act. A curriculum, no matter how good, will not reach those students who are in desperate need of some hope.
Consider an assessment you or your collaborative team recently gave in a grade level or course. What did you do . . . Read more
Many experts define personal efficacy as, “the confidence or strength of belief that our capabilities can lead to goal attainment . . . Read more
The title of this post will ring familiar to many as an oath or statement associated with those dedicated individuals . . . Read more