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Project 180

Do. Reflect. Do Better.

Exhilarated and Exhausted: Project 180, Day 82


With two days behind and two days ahead, I find myself both exhilarated and exhausted. The conferences have been supremely satisfying, but they have also been decidedly demanding. Conferences are not without cost. Attention must…

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Moments of Truth: Project 180, Day 81


There’s something deeply satisfying, something eternally rewarding about looking kids in the eyes and sharing moments of truth. And that is what yesterday’s select-and-support grading conferences felt like to me. Moments of truth. We sat…

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Today in #myroom: Project 180, Day 80


In a few hours, I am going to venture down a new path, a path that I have thought a lot about, a path that I have prepared for, but a path that I have…

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Do I Like My Kids Too Much? Project 180, Day 79


“In the end we have to come to an agreement. If it so happens that I disagree with your selection and support of your grade, it does not mean that the conversation is over. I…

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Grades, Wonder Woman, and Bad Hair: Project 180, Day 78


It began with a simple question. “What is learning?” It continued as a period-long discussion about grading. I didn’t intend for it to take the entire hour, but the hands never stopped going up and…

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We Did It Our Way: Project 180, Day 77


It’s that time. Time for grades. Time for us to try to put a finger on learning. Of course, on some level, I believe to truly do that for each kid is beyond any imaginable…

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Different is Different: Project 180, Day 76


Different is not an accident. It requires an intentional step away from the familiar. It’s taking what’s been done because it’s always what’s been done and turning it upside down–180 degrees. This was and has…

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Dear Jack: Project 180, Day 75


I have to do something today, something that I should have done weeks ago. But whether it was adhering to my principles around student ownership and responsibility or just simply negligence, at this point, it…

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Choices: Project 180, Day 74


  “I’m not mad. You are not in trouble. My goal is not to make you feel bad or guilty. My goal is simply to acknowledge the reality that you are not reading Night and…

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Don’t Give ‘Em an Inch: Project 180, Day 73


What is something that you struggled with on this piece of writing? Be specific. “I got it done. I started over a lot. I couldn’t find the words for the experience, but I stuck with it,…

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