A school shooting in Uvalde, ways to help, parents impacted, and some deep thoughts on the shallowness of “mindsets.”
Campbell's Law and assessment. Teacher shortages. The value of silence. A lot going on in this month's ROOTED Newsletter.
Activities that are meaningful don’t keep us busy. They require time. Deep teaching asks us to value quality over quantity, to understand that less is more.
Thoughts on Critical Race Theory (CRT), responsibility & culpability, and a mess of links. The latest ROOTED newsletter is here.
Schools in Rochester are grading for learning, and I'm teaching without homework. Read on!
The latest ROOTED Newsletter is here. Thoughts on Wordle, pedagogy, and the best of what's around in education.
To be a teacher in 2022 feels like a graceless situation…what to do about it?
The beginning of a new semester offers so many promises. But so many of us feel anxiety about returning to school...
I’ve tried just about every grading system under the sun: traditional systems, standards-based, no grades, etc. But starting with these three key principles, I really think I’m hitting my stride.
What did it feel like to teach in the early days of the pandemic, back when you thought it was temporary or short-lived, back when you thought it would all be over by August or September?
Statistics without context. The bane of email. Antiracism. Teaching reading. Stone carving. Building student agency. The ROOTED Weekly is here!
Grade reports, usually, are statistics without context. I open a grade report and see a series of letters and numbers, but what do they actually mean?