Cramming in Last Minute Caring

By Dean+Barb We have about a month of school left. I am worn out from a long and stressful year. The weather is getting warmer and sunny (rare during Michigan winters). Kids are getting more restless and active. Everyone knows that we are pretty much down to the end...

Student Voice and Choice

I had the opportunity to record a short Google Hangout with other National Faculty members from Buck Institute for Education on the Gold Standard for “Student Voice and Choice.” John Larmer wrote a nice post summarizing it here. Check out the entire GHO...

Why “off task” is OK

By McQuinn https://www.flickr.com/photos/mcquinn/2302823476/in/gallery-38392447@N05-72157623450240233/ My friend Russ tweeted this quote (questioning it): “Every spare moment in our classrooms should be packed full of engaging, learning opportunities.” from The...