day-of-learning · engagement · ownership

Students Plan for a Day of Learning

This is the third in a series of blog posts about strategies I use to help my students take ownership of their learning. The first post was about class meetings. The second post was about giving kids opportunities to determine their own writing and reading plans every Friday afternoon. (Coming soon is the fourth post in this series about using student surveys to… Continue reading Students Plan for a Day of Learning

brilliance · Carole Dweck · engagement · smart

Reflection on a Day in Sixth Grade

Today was one of those days in my sixth grade class that I wished I could have recorded. My students were on fire! In the past, I’ve had to spend an inordinate amount of time disciplining students, and although today was not necessarily unique in that sense, it was qualitatively different. Although I had to… Continue reading Reflection on a Day in Sixth Grade