“I’ve learned a lot about respecting [students’] boundaries and finding ways for students to contribute that aren’t verbal, but I do still believe that being able to articulate your thinking is an important life skill.”
Educators work on social skills every day; students use social media all day. What does it mean to equip them for the futures they hope for?
“When I considered my values or goals for discussion, I realized that my goal wasn’t to have kids speak more, but to encourage them to ask questions, to reference the text more often, to be unafraid to say they’ve rethought and want to follow up with a question.”
A study of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges inspires us to imagine co-creating curriculum with our students.
Preparing to teach on climate change, bias, and Afghanistan this fall.
“We don’t “team teach” but we’re on each other’s team, if that makes sense.”
Hernández, Laura E. and Linda Darling-Hammond, Deeper Learning Networks: Taking Student-Centered Learning and Equity to Scale. This week’s Footnotes focuses on Hernández and Darling-Hammond’s 2019 report on deeper learning for the Learning Policy Institute. This concise report offers research-based action plans for implementing Deeper Learning in public and charter school networks. Using the examples of […]
“In Chemistry, anytime you can get students to do chemistry themselves, it’s like magic, and then when they’re explaining and they realize they can understand why it’s happening, it leads to really great insight. I really do think of it like magic. They’ve seen the wizard behind the curtain.”
“It’s not enough to say ‘don’t do this’; we need to help give students identity and meaning apart from status, and I think teaching about citizenship and civic engagement is a phenomenal way to do that.”
Three new (and old) calls to embrace, invigorate, and develop reflective practice.