Student Voice at Parent/Teacher Conferences

the ASK: Our school has traditional parent/teacher conferences where we each have a table in the gym and parents can come stand in line to speak with a teacher. I wondered how to quickly get student voices in the conversation. the TRY: The first few minutes of class...

Open Teaching: Seeing the Invisible

Open. Not closed down. Raised up. Cease to be secretive. Manifest. Teaching. Show. Guide. Give. To lead forth from. A confession. The year I started teaching (18 of them ago), I started a simultaneous infatuation with Inside the Actor’s Studio, a series where...
Doors of Learning (Literally, I Mean Doors)

Doors of Learning (Literally, I Mean Doors)

I’m sure you’ve had this everyday experience too. The one where you pick up a photo that has appeared unchanged forever, until you pick it up and realize the edges are faded, the corners yellowed. For me, it’s not so much the fading, but the realization that time has,...

Question Stems

the ASK: I wondered how to help students go from passive and compliant during discussions to becoming more engaged. the TRY: Whether students are presenting, discussing, or talking about writing we must use every moment to further our conversations about our learning....

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