Are we succeeding when it comes to convincing kids of the value of human-generated writing? What happens when we reframe the conversation by acknowledging that writing is technology? Techne, Episteme, & Plato:As a former English teacher, this post feels
Have you ever been given a deadline for a task for which you were not qualified to complete? Perhaps you thought you were capable, at first, only to discover later that you were not equipped to succeed or see it
Co-authored by Jared Colley + ChatGPT Anthony Brandt and David Eagleman in their book, Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, offer a three part framework for understanding how novel things are created. Using the three cognitive maneuvers – Breaking, Blending,
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.