I’ve read with great interest several blog posts and Twitter conversations about the idea of “Genius Hour.” The basic idea is that students are given some regular time in class, for example an hour every Friday afternoon, to work on a
A mutual friend posted a picture on Facebook: a kids’ school spring musical, led by a teacher wearing a pirate costume. This picture made me smile for many reasons: A very, very long time ago, I was a student at
I had the great privilege of spending much of the day yesterday visiting classrooms in a local Montessori elementary school. There’s so much about the Montessori philosophy that I like. And especially this time of year, when there’s so much
Ideas for allowing some time for some student reflection and/or summarization of the main ideas from the lesson
Five questions to give you a good place to start when deciding what will work best for your students.
There are some fantastic and effective strategies and materials we can use to differentiate classroom instruction. Some take a lot of time to find and prepare. But others can be used with no preparation, whenever you realize there is a