Differentiation and Risk

Hey, Ashley! Thanks for sharing those links, and I’m sorry it took so long for me to get around to reading them. I’m somewhere over Phoenix on my way to Detroit, so I have some down time. And Southwest Airlines internet is just fast enough to load those...

To Airica

To Airica Yanez of Moreno Valley USD: Someone asked recently about co-teaching models. I figured now was a good time to describe (publicly) the year of teaching when I grew the most, and I have you to thank for pushing me to grow as an educator. Maybe it was our...

We’re The Same

On a Tuesday in April last year, I meandered into Ms. V’s class, just to hang out. She called on volunteers and non-volunteers, encouraged group work, spoke in a fair, respectful tone, and was generally an excellent teacher for the entire 53 minutes. Later, when...

Pattern Play Pedagogy

  A month ago, I wrote about my comfort with my daughter doing something imperfectly. An update happened this week that I want to share with you:   Pickle’s birthday was last month, and she was gifted (along with lots of glitter and pink crap) the box...