Classroom Design – Not everyone likes learning at Starbucks

I work at so many different places — kitchen table, living room, office, library, coffee shops. Some days I like the quiet while other days I listen to music or just like the sound of conversations around me. It really depends. Not all days are the same.

Balance – Is it really the Key to Life?

I want to thrive in all areas of my life. To do that I needed, I needed to reconsider many different things. The first was to rethink about how I was viewing what I was doing.

Formative Assessment – #saskedchat

Formative Assessment – Key to Learning This week, #saskedchat will explore Formative Assessment – Key to Learning a topic suggested by Dawn Bick an elementary science teacher from Fishers, IN. Formative Assessment Formative Assessment has become an important part of classroom assessment, providing teachers with a variety of information to support student learning. One of…

It’s Okay to Share Your Work

It’s tempting to sit in the corner and then, voila, to amaze us all with your perfect answer. But of course, that’s not what ever works. Seth Godin The other day I gave a presentation in an undergraduate class about using social media in teaching. During the discussion, I was asked if students should continue to…

Go Ahead – Try It On!

Trying Things On I have a confession. I like to go shopping. Yeah, it’s a bit weird but I like to wander around stores and look at what’s new.  I use to enjoy going shopping with my girls when they were younger (and would let me go along!)  Now, my boys and I sometimes just…

It’s in the Details

We do get bogged down by obstacles. They grab our attention. We spend time pondering how they got there. We even spend energy being angry about them. None of this is helpful. We have to look for the openings, choose well, and find our way around them.  Rob Hatch How often do you hear someone wishing they…