https://giphy.com/embed/xQrlUXZkcH6y4 via GIPHY Addendum: I wrote a follow-up four days later: Adding It Up Well, today we had a data discussion. And it wasn’t pretty. I got a little excited when I saw that the SBA ‘Brief Writes’ had gone up, but that was mostly for 7th grade. And though I shared so much with… Read More Hot piles of data.
This post is dedicated to my crazy teacher friends who try everything they can to help our students, even at the expense of their colleagues’ goodwill. Based on a recent email thread, we’re all trying so hard, but we’re trying too hard alone. That has to change. Do you have departmental/content issues? Does the history department… Read More "Fear less, build more."
Are people under the notion that we teachers come out of the box, ready to manage classrooms, filled with books, joy, and learning? If you’re a parent you know this isn’t possible. Parenthood is often amateurish and messy. Things go awry. Same for teachers, whether we’re parents or not. The unexpected is expected. And the… Read More Little help?
“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”–Eleanor Roosevelt Confession: sometimes my mind, and actions, hits all three sides. Perhaps, though, there is form and function in all points: we need the ideas, we need to analyze events, and we strive to understand one another. Gossip and venting for its own… Read More Gentle giants.
I’m not sure I really want the answer to this question, but: How do you balance sharing your creativity with maintaining some personal intellectual property/boundaries? This is not limited to teachers, either. All of us share, or don’t. The more spongy we are, the more we share without thought to our own resiliency or resentment… Read More Little Red Hen gets her feathers ruffled.
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