Today I was reminded of the importance of taking a step back to observe students. Yetta Goodman calls it kid watching. Others may call it listening in. Whatever you call it make sure to take a few minutes every day to observe and record your observations while students are working and interacting with each other.… Continue reading Observing Students
After my last blog entry, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what’s working and what’s not working in my class and, by extension, what needs to change. Part of the (my) problem is that everything always feels rushed; this particular group of children needs more time to explore and ease into learning. Instead,… Continue reading Even in Australia
Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go wrong and nothing you do seems to work? No matter how hard you try you feel like you’re just bumbling along? What do you do when you feel like the worst teacher that walked the planet? How do you take back a… Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
What the iphone Can Teach Us About Teaching What do you think?