I have started doing a series of Wednesday afternoon sessions for teachers at my school on Writer’s Workshop. The first session was this week. I love doing these workshops for teachers because it helps me articulate my philosophy and practice. They help me think through the what and why of my practice. They keep me… Continue reading Exploring Writer’s Workshop with Teachers
Yesterday, at Teacher’s Convention in Calgary, I heard Alfie Kohn speak. Although I’ve read articles he has written I had never seen him in person. If you ever get the chance to attend one of his lectures don’t walk, run, to see him! He is passionate about children and teachers. He wants to keep classroom… Continue reading Alfie Kohn
Last week my students presented what they had learned about Guatemala to three different groups of classes at my school. It was part of the now annual Celebration of Learning. Although it started out as a way to highlight the Latin American holiday of Carnaval it has taken on a life of its own. We… Continue reading Aren’t Children Amazing?
The answers depend on the questions you ask. What a simple and provocative statement! When we worry about students who don’t seem to be making progress we often start by asking questions such as these: –Why can’t F. retell simple stories? –Why does F. get a blank look on her face when you ask her… Continue reading The Answers Depend on the Questions You Ask