We track data all of the time in our personal lives like weight, steps, running speeds (maybe stealing those crowns on Strava...), and even how well we mow the lawn. This tracking is part of our motivation. So, how does this translate into our classrooms? Tracking student progress, according to Marzano, us about communicating a… Continue reading Tracking Student Progress
To educate the whole child, we must nurture their academic, creative, emotional, and social needs. We cannot just teach mathematics, science, language, and social studies, but we must allow time for music, art, and social interactions. There are many ways the educational organization can recognize and nurture creative and diverse students. One way to nurture… Continue reading If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you won’t be creative.
I'm a big proponent of conversations in the classroom. Students need ample opportunity to use academic language with each other to teach and learn from each other. It also gives me the opportunity to listen and learn. I learn misconceptions I may not have caught otherwise. Sometimes I even learn a different way to teach… Continue reading Let’s Talk Math (and dance a little)!