Grit, Rigor, Stamina, and other cool ed terms

Every industry loves its jargon, and education is no different.  There are “best practices” touted all over to ensure your students are future-ready and becoming 21st century citizens.  And then, educators discuss the rigor of instruction and assessment, student stamina, and the word “grit” is even thrown into educational conversations.   I’ve been a professional

The Plight of the Learner

Every teacher – even those in their first year of teaching – have had struggling learners in the classroom.  Actually, a great teacher would have times when every student was “struggling” – but that’s a different article.  “Struggles” can take on so many different forms: attention issues, learning challenges, home life, physical limitations… I remember