Stop Learning – Start Thinking

Stop Learning – Start Thinking

I think a lot about learning, but this morning I was watching the TEDx talk below and it kind of rocked my world.  You should watch it. Especially if you also think a lot about learning.  Really.  I’ll pause so you can watch it:   [av_video...
Character Workshop Day

Character Workshop Day

Whew! We just finished our first ever Character Workshop Day with our 9th grade students.  It was fun, but exhausting!  Here’s a rundown of what CWD is and how it all went down. The Origins of Character Workshop Day One of our goals this year is to make our...
Mindset

Mindset

If you haven’t read Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset, you really should.  Especially if you’re a teacher or administrator, or really, anyone who works with anyone doing anything.  The whole book is about shifting from a mindset that says that you are what...
How Do You Grade?

How Do You Grade?

With Spring Break starting next week (for my school, at least), I thought I’d give myself a question to chew on.  You can chew, too, if you want.  I don’t have an answer, but it’s one of those things that popped into my head one day. When you grade...
A New Kind of School

A New Kind of School

Recently (well, not really recently since this has been an interest for many years) I’ve been reading more and more about transforming education.  I’m not talking about creating better standards or more functional buildings.  I’m talking about a...

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