I’m going to write the most ridiculous thing you’ve ever read. Ready? Exhaling is an essential part of breathing. If you’ve ever gone on a run, taken a yoga class, meditated, or just tried to control your temper, you know that you need to focus actively on breathing out. Done right, you might spend twice […]
If someone asked you why your gifted program even exists, how well could you explain its purpose? Could you do it in 30 seconds? How about one sentence? Do me a favor. Open up the homepage for your district’s gifted program. This is the first place that parents, teachers, community leaders, and even students would […]
I’ve been to over a hundred parent nights and my main takeaway is this: use the time to build a community and get to know your parents’ needs. And stay away from PowerPoint!
When we ask kids “which one is not like the others”, our cleverest students love to find ways to pick the non-obvious answer. So why not use this as a framework for pushing students deeper into our content.
Cross disciplines by writing a story about fraction equivalence.
So once your students can calculate volume… what do you have them do next? In this math project, kids will look up historic laptops, calculate their volumes, and note how technology has changed over time.
Frames, a graphic organizer often used with the Depth and Complexity framework, have one big trap that I fell into for years.
Use a two-dimensional scatter plot to dig into the nuances of several synonyms.
Sure gasoline seems expensive. Until you try to fill your car up with printer ink.
It’s that time of year when I look back and look forward. I’ve been writing these since 2011 and it’s always rewarding to look back at what I was thinking in the past and how it’s changed over the years. What Stuck (and What Didn’t) As I reviewed the past, here’s what I stuck with: […]