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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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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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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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Click: Project 180, Day 46


  “At each ‘C’ you must check in with me before you move on to the next.” To help kids move away from simple summary and step deeper into analysis, I use a Claim-Cite-Clarify approach….

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But a Piece: Project 180, Day 46


There’s always one. There’s always that one class that stands out among the others. It’s hard to put a finger on exactly what makes it stand out, but it does nonetheless. It’s as if the…

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Just a Tag Along: Project 180, Day 45


Not much of a post this morning, all. Still sick. Not sleeping. Yada, yada, yada. And not feeling terribly inspired. Sorry. But, despite my current state, we have reached the 1/4 mark of the year….

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