Teachers are getting pumped up about teaching their students mindfulness in their classes. There is hype! That, alone, is great news because more kids will receive this beautiful skill set. What worries me, then? I'm concerned that teachers will become so excited about jumping on the latest trend train and begin delivering mindfulness lessons right... Continue Reading →
Thank you, George Couros for writing the book that started it all and teaching the Innovator's Mindset Massive Open Online Course. Thank you, Katie Martin, for the great facilitation during those amazing episodes and twitter chats (that I had to read hours later thanks to my timezone). Respectfully, though, I have The Most Gratitude for all... Continue Reading →
There is an overflow of NEW THIS and NEW THAT in education that comes flying by us at a pace that is impossible to keep up with. How do we stay current while also making sure we don't get carried away BY the current? It's easy: Find the NEW THIS or NEW THAT. Get inspired. Let... Continue Reading →
During the #IMMOOC episode 4 chat, Patrick Larkin brought up something that has been at the forefront of my mind since starting this school year: students need to have more self-awareness than they currently have if they plan to be a successful, contributing member of society. We are training students to be less self-aware The school system our... Continue Reading →
Okay, a lot was digested that first year. However, there is something that took over a decade for me to realize and finally change: my behavior management plan.
So much growth is possible when we take the time to sit down and reflect, so why is it the most forgotten aspect of lesson design? of lesson implementation? or our lives?
Conversations I've witnessed on Twitter these past two weeks have prodded me along to challenge myself with a hard question: "Am I preparing my students for the world they will live in?"
Our education system is out-of-date; not enough research drives our instruction, as it does in every other impactful field. Harvard’s Thomas Kane believes that “the problem is that we don't have any kind of mechanism for connecting [research] to the decisions that [are made]” (Westervelt, 2016). One area of research that is not communicated to... Continue Reading →