Because you can never have enough strategy ideas in your teaching toolbox…
My kids attended a Montessori preschool, which I loved for many reasons. Montessori has a strong emphasis on personal responsibility. The kids often choose what they want to be working on. It’s their job to get out the materials they
Genius Hour to Genius Summer?
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’m sure that I’m more than a little biased, but I think my kindergartner is pretty fantastically creative. This morning she made a robot out of boxes, paper and crayons (for the antennas), declaring as she worked, “I’ve always wanted
A Matter of Perspective
As I was driving this morning, I passed a field full of my favorite weed in full bloom. I had to stop and take a picture. These weeds (I have no idea what they are called) grow naturally in my