A Sum of Sacrifices

A Sum of Sacrifices

A Sum of Sacrifices Walk into any classroom right now - virtual on face-to-face and you will see teachers pushing. They are giving their all and have, in ways unseen, become a sum of sacrifices. All of us, everywhere, are adapting. We're all doing what needs to be...

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Education Reform Amid A Pandemic

Education Reform Amid A Pandemic

Is education reform possible right now? It is undeniable that the covid 19 pandemic shook the world of education. It is also undeniable that real education reform is difficult in the best of times.   In the spring of 2020 the routines and practices that we all had...

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When & How to Say “No” as an Educator.

When & How to Say “No” as an Educator.

Educators are known for taking on tasks, piling up on responsibilities, and plugging away at work. This year teacher's willingness to "do whatever it takes" has been put to the ultimate test with new and impromptu changes to class configurations and teaching methods -...

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Community-making in Virtual Teaching

Community-making in Virtual Teaching

Of the many different teaching options happening right now virtual teaching is hands down the most difficult within which to build an engaging community. I wrote about this in the Joy in Teaching book and I'll happily restate it here: With the obstacles we face as...

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Digital Tools for Online Learning

Digital Tools for Online Learning

I taught online classes for over 4 years, I transformed an in-person class to an online one with one week's notice when the pandemic hit, and yet with this experience along with nearly 2 decades of k-12+ teaching and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning, there is still...

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Toxic Positivity in Education, Part 2

Toxic Positivity in Education, Part 2

In Part One In Toxic Positivity in Education, Part 1 we explored: What it means within an education setting What it looks like in schools Systemic causes of it The impact of it on the staff, students, and the success of  schools If you missed the article, click here...

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