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Teacher as Student

The poet Theodore Roethke reportedly told his students that their grade was based not only on what they learned from him but how much he learned from them. The notion was that if you sit in my class for a semester and say or do nothing that gives me any insight into myself, my discipline, […]

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

We want kids to feel safe in our classes so we can make them feel uncomfortable in productive (instructional) ways. This is called "getting them outside their comfort zones." If we are comfortable with where we are, we are not growing, and thus not learning. Kids don't come to school to learn what they already […]

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