Tag Archives: choice

If I hadn’t tried TAB

Today, I introduced an activity to help my senior students notice the differences between lines and values.  I had been sifting through Clara Lieu’s playlist, “How to Draw a Portrait with Charcoal & Cross-Hatching” and thought that Clara’s tip to … Continue reading

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What Are We Thinking?

When Melissa Purtee published her post, “Choice in Student Reflection” yesterday, a lightbulb appeared above my head.  I also wondered why I hadn’t blogged about this idea earlier.  That’s the great thing about working with people I admire; their work pushes … Continue reading

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Syria Crisis

The following text has been shared from one of my students’ blog posts.  Her observations and reflections convey the importance of providing independence in our learning environments.  I am proud to share her thinking on my blog, and must commend her … Continue reading

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Fly on the Wall

I just read a post written by Melissa Purtee, entitled “Just Wow“, and am reminded of the power of being a connected teacher.  Before the days of using a blog, Twitter, or even a Facebook group, to reach out and … Continue reading

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How Do You Support Risk-Taking in Your Class?

Many educators agree that risk-taking is a quality that they want to encourage in their classrooms, but it may be difficult to support it in the classroom.  We may tell students that they can learn from making mistakes, but who … Continue reading

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What Happens When The Teacher’s Desk Disappears?

Necessity is the mother of invention… or imitation.   This semester, I have a couple of large classes, so I wanted to make some changes to accommodate my students. Inspiration to rid my classroom of my desk came from a video on … Continue reading

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