Think about the relationship Ferris had with his principal Mr. Ed Rooney…Was Ed going too fast, and worrying about the wrong stuff that he missed what Ferris was really trying to show him?Read more "The Ferris Bueller Philosophy: Stop and Look Around"
We (teachers) see our class as an extension of our family. Feeling that way is not bad, actually its a good philosophy. It is a philosophy, however, that needs parameters.Read more "Snow Days, Cookies, and a Fireplace…"
I have to trust that I have done all that I can do, and that now he is the one who can do for himself. I have to get out of the way, continue to love and quietly cheer from the sidelines.Read more "Train, Trust, and Get Out of the Way!"
My leap of faith in making my students co-owners of the classroom only took a few small changes. My leap was set in motion by three simple steps.Read more "Leap of Faith"
I want my students to know that they can achieve, if they believe.Read more "The Most Important Thing…"
I want to share a few simple words of advise that I wish I had known about when I began teaching many years ago.Read more "So…You Want to Be an Educator?"
Who was responsible for planting the seed of public service into us? Who were the people, that once that seed began to grow, helped to nurture it to maturity?Read more "Life Teachers"
For me its natural to live outside the box, but as I saw during the chat teachers can find getting there no easy task.Read more "Outside the Box Classroom"
Each class examined what was best for that group. It made their list more personal and increased the engagement in the reflecting process.Read more "Students Are Creatures of Habits"
Anchoring phenomena are a game changer for science teachers…anchoring phenomena based in the three dimensions of NGSS has taken science education from traditional content based instruction, and transformed it to process based discovery.Read more "Why are Anchoring Phenomena Important in the NGSS Classroom?"