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Project 180

Do. Reflect. Do Better.

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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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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Conversation with Kaitlin: Project 180, Day 44


“It’s a ‘D’!” “No, it’s a ‘near miss.’” I use a 3-point scale in the grade book to report completion of practice and proficiency on performance. I adhere to the language of a target. 3=hit….

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Deep Water: Project 180, Day 43


Just because I love it. Just because it feeds my spirit. Just because I look forward to it every single day, does not mean that it’s easy. It’s rewarding–incredibly so, but it’s also demanding–incredibly so….

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The Work Goes On: Project 180, Day 42


Tired. Getting sick. Again. But the work continues–though I suspect there won’t be much Super in the Syrie today. Just Simple Syrie. Some days it’s just about survival. Today is about survival. My tenth-grade team…

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People, not Nails: Project 180, Day 41


Okay, maybe I should have knocked on wood yesterday after sharing how great things were going in room 211. Should have, but I didn’t, and so I should not have been surprised when things didn’t…

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A Better Recipe: Project 180, Day 40


Forty days in and I am feeling great about how things are going. Told my wife last night, as I was making dinner, that I felt like I needed to pinch myself after another great…

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The Weight We Carry: Project 180, Day 39


“It’s pretty heavy.” “Okay. I can do heavy.” But I didn’t know the weight, didn’t understand the gravity that would pull me into my chair, sinking my spirit into the depths of the void from…

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