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Obstinance Has No Place in Teaching and Learning

For teachers, it is a fact of life that they teach lessons.  One of those lessons is to help students grapple with new, difficult, and controversial ideas.  To help students make sense and place those ideas within their own experiences is part of the job; I enjoy it.  So, this week, as my frustrations in [...]

Opinion: Right Now Things Are Hard, But It’s Going to Be Fine

Right now, things are hard. Nothing feels fine, or normal. As we all know, teaching in person is different than teaching online. There are many things that we as educators are dealing with right now. How do we ensure that our students are learning, when there are some students without the ability to attend online [...]

Survival Mode on Auto Pilot

We’ve all been there. Survival Mode on Auto-Pilot. At some point in every teacher’s career, they experience a school district, school, or classroom that they realize isn’t going to change. They’ve made complaints, documented, changed classroom management systems, altered and differentiated the curriculum, and scheduled meeting after meeting, after meeting... yet nothing changes.  It’s at [...]