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...

Pitch Perfect

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Armando_Galarraga_pitching_2010_cropped.jpg I had the privilege of joining Michigan Educator Voice Fellowship and attending their convening last week. I wasn’t 100% sure what I was getting into, but I really enjoyed the...

Pitch Perfect

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Armando_Galarraga_pitching_2010_cropped.jpg I had the privilege of joining Michigan Educator Voice Fellowship and attending their convening last week. I wasn’t 100% sure what I was getting into, but I really enjoyed the...

Break Protocols with a Purpose!

Teachers love to establish protocols at the beginning of the year and in general it is a good practice. We need structure in schools but I feel like there is often an overemphasis on rules that is based on administrators trying to control teachers or teachers trying...

Break Protocols with a Purpose!

Teachers love to establish protocols at the beginning of the year and in general it is a good practice. We need structure in schools but I feel like there is often an overemphasis on rules that is based on administrators trying to control teachers or teachers trying...