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Inquiry-Based Science

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January 15, 2020 Making the Most of Your Time

I am pretty convinced teachers are magicians. Somehow, teachers have this amazing ability to squeeze 80+ hours of work into a 40 hour…

January 13, 2020 Why Professional Development Fails

As a professional development provider, I obviously believe deeply in the virtues of PD. I think it’s nothing short of hypocritical to expect our…

January 3, 2020 Make it Matter! Assessment Strategies in PBL

There’s an old saying among authors, “Great works aren’t written, they’re rewritten”. It’s tempting to look at a completed novel and think the author wrote…

December 27, 2019 The Smartest Person in the Classroom

You’ve probably heard that old proverb that the smartest person in the room isn’t a person at all, but rather the collective wisdom of the…

December 9, 2019 Who Asks More Questions? Anyone? Anyone?

There’s an infamous scene in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off where a bland, monotoned teacher tries to explain a piece of American history…

December 4, 2019 On Selling

Hello. My name is Ben, and I’m selling something. Now, I don’t feel particularly comfortable about that. By nature I’m a…

November 25, 2019 Kids These Days…

I’m not exactly sure when it happens. Probably around the same time your kids learn how to operate a smartphone better than you. Somewhere between…

November 20, 2019 Why Kids Are Like Bacteria

If you’re a teacher, you know that kids are an awful lot like bacteria. I mean, of course, that if you give them the correct…