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Dear Mom and Dad: Project 180, Day 54


Next week we have parent conferences. The kids are actually out of school on Monday and Tuesday, but teachers have to be there, have to be available for conferences. Available for conferences. And we will…

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Without Me: Project 180, Day 53


Yesterday, I set four goals for myself with the Sentence Scramble game. Goal. Provide a novel practice opportunity with clauses and phrases. Goal. Provide opportunity for kids to collaborate. Goal. Minimize my role in the learning process. Goal. Provide…

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Let’s Play: Project 180, Day 52


  Goal. Provide a novel practice opportunity with clauses and phrases. Goal. Provide opportunity for kids to collaborate. Goal. Minimize my role in the learning process. Goal. Provide a fun learning experience for kids. Wednesdays…

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Sleepy Sy: Project 180, Day 51


Morning, all. Slept in a bit, which is a rare occasion for me. Teaching college classes on Monday and Tuesday nights kicks my butt a bit, and today I’m feeling it, so there won’t be…

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Worlds Within: Project 180, Day 50


It’s there. But it’s hidden. We taught them to hide it. It no longer fit, so we made them put it away. It gave way to things more serious, things more conventional, things more traditional,…

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Case for Taking Risks in the Classroom: Project 180


 


It’s a Revolution, I Suppose: Project 180, Day 49


“I raise my flags, don my clothes It’s a revolution, I suppose We’ll paint it red to fit right in Whoa… …All systems go, the sun hasn’t died Deep in my bones, straight from inside…

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Maybe It’s Down a Different Path: Project 180, Day 48


I will hit the target if I… …engage in the creative process, have fun, and grow as a writer.   “We are writers.” We say this every day in 211. Forty-some days ago, in a…

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All Kids: Project 180, Day 47


“But will it work with ‘regular kids’?” “I don’t know. I’d like to think so. Next year, I will found out.” That was a common conversation among colleagues last year. They acknowledged that I was…

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Communication Clears the Cluttered Path: Project 180 Guest Post


Anything worth having doesn’t come easy.  Yes, this is a phrase I’ve lived by for a while, but the past few months it has truly stood the test of time as we’ve ventured down the…

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