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Creative and Critical Thinking

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February 2, 2018 You Are What You Teach (And You Teach What You Are)

Almost every teacher enters education with an idealistic mindset. We want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people. We want to…

November 1, 2017 Room to Make a Big Mistake

As teachers, we’re programmed to strive for success. We want our students to take in our lessons, internalize them, and demonstrate their learning in such…

February 16, 2017 I Have a Secret

Curiosity is an intrinsic characteristic of humanity. It’s what propels babies to put everything in their mouths, and why we wrap presents. As we grow…

February 9, 2017 Hamilton-Inspired Treatise on Teaching

It started on a road trip when my oldest daughter said, "just listen to this one song." It culminated with my whole family going to see the…

January 26, 2017 Authenticity Sells (In Girl Scout Cookies and in the Classroom)

I look for inspiration to support teachers everywhere, but I never thought I'd find it from a Mike Rowe video in my Facebook feed, but…

January 19, 2017 Crazy: An Under-rated Requirement for Teaching

My daughter and I have started binge watching Bob Ross on Netflix. You remember Bob Ross, the painter in the 80's who painted landscapes…

December 15, 2016 Whose Dream Is This Anyway?

The tables have turned on us. When we grew up, there were clearly defined and long-held notions of what success looks like. We had a…

December 8, 2016 Rethinking Think, Pair, Share

We can find evidence of many industrial-age teaching strategies in classrooms across the country, and one of the most prevalent is the practice of…