A school shooting in Uvalde, ways to help, parents impacted, and some deep thoughts on the shallowness of “mindsets.”
It’s afternoon, the end of the school day, and faculty are getting ready for a weekly workshop while students scurry out the building. The session that day focused on un-grading—specifically as it relates to formative assessments for learning.
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.
How might we provide feedback that is powerful, purposeful, and motivating as opposed to feedback that demotivates or disempowers the student because it lacks purpose or clarity?Motivation is to learning as oxygen is to breathing.Not too long ago,
Statistics without context. The bane of email. Antiracism. Teaching reading. Stone carving. Building student agency. The ROOTED Weekly is here!
Roomers & Zoomers. Concurrent Classrooms. Cultures of Surveillance. The Necessity of Anti-Racist Education. How to Say "No." The ROOTED Weekly is here, y'all!
The value of a brick-and-mortar school rests, not in the mechanisms of control it has at its disposal, but in the unpredictable and ever-unfolding community a social space makes possible.
Burnout. Slack. Shutdown Rituals. Humanizing Teachers and Students. Facilitating Student Collaboration. The ROOTED Weekly is here!
The Tyranny of Merit. Antiracist School Districts. Beavers Munching on Cabbage. The ROOTED Weekly is out! Get some...
Death of Democracy? Death of Rigor? Death of Committees? But it's not nearly as morbid as it sounds. The ROOTED Weekly is out! Thoughtful pedagogy. Education on the ground.