Experiencing joy leads to a multitude of health and wellness benefits, including reduced chance of heart attack, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and a boosted immune system. Joy also positively impacts learning by enhancing children’s […]Read More
This year marked the first return to normal schooling since the pandemic with most districts back to in-person learning. It continued to be a challenging time for educators, but through those challenges, inspiration, and dedication prevailed.
In my first post in this series, “Why PBL is Key to Meeting Portrait of a Graduate Goals” I argued that project-based learning is one of the most effective ways to build the student competencies commonly listed on graduate portraits. In the second […]Read More
“Empathy—the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.”
Recently, I attended and facilitated sessions at the Association for International Schools in Africa’s (AISA) annual conference. Educators across the continent […]Read More
No matter who you are or where you’re from, the past few years have done some damage. It’s by no means the same for all of us and I count myself as one of the fortunate ones in so many respects. Yet even as fortunate as I am, every once in a while I […]Read More
Imagine you’re a middle school student sitting in science class. Which of the following two scenarios would engage you the most? Which would ignite your curiosity and cause you to ask questions?
Jed Stefanowicz, a human being I am lucky enough to call my colleague, encouraged me to write a post a few years ago as it had been a while since I had written. Like any new teacher, I was wrapping my head around exactly what it was I was doing. […]Read More
If you’re an educator and you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve undoubtedly seen articles about NAEP test scores that were released this week. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is given to fourth and […]Read More