How to Build a More Powerful Classroom by Letting Go

  How to build a more powerful classroom by letting go, could really be, “How can I create a more powerful community by letting go?”  This is a question, and something to strive for in any community: school, industry, faith, family…  It involves relinquishing control.  This is easier for some than it is for others.

Oh. My. Goodness.

I love to read.  This is not news to anyone who knows me, or has read some previous blog posts.  I would choose to read a good novel over just about any other activity.  I’m not normally a “bandwagon” reader.  If a book comes out and is wildly popular, I tend to not want to read

How transparent should our profession be?

How transparent should educators be?  Very. Transparency is more than just a buzzword or the name of an ancient instructional tool (Vis a Vis markers anyone?).  Teachers have long been encouraged to be more transparent in their teaching/learning goals for the day by telling the students what the learning objective is, and even posting the

PLC vs. PLN and the Benefits of Both

  I can’t really describe the emotion I have after walking away from discussing something I’m passionate about with a like-minded individual.  The thought I have if generally, “Wow.  She actually gets it.”  I’m energized, I’m excited, and I’m typically eager to take another step.  This is what happens when I collaborate with my Professional