The Best Class Discussion I Ever Had

I didn’t speak for 30 minutes. And it was wonderful. Last spring, I changed how my students would learn math. I was tired of pretending all students could follow full-class lessons. They needed their own pace. Students were organized in small groups. I gave them a list of things they needed to learn paired with … [Read more…]

Dark Classrooms & Parking Lots

It was the time in a teacher’s winter weekday where you sigh and realize you’ll watch the sunset from the same classroom you watched it rise. I’d been here before – enough times to stash a sweatshirt to counter the nightly cooling of the heaters. I’d already startled Frank, the custodian, who wasn’t the only … [Read more…]