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,
ROOTED Newsletter: May/June 2022
A school shooting in Uvalde, ways to help, parents impacted, and some deep thoughts on the shallowness of “mindsets.”
Deep Belief, Shallow Mindsets, and Surface Behavior – An Instructional Coach Ponders the Usefulness of Talking about 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.
ROOTED Newsletter: April 2022
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.
ROOTED Newsletter: March 2022
Thoughts on Critical Race Theory (CRT), responsibility & culpability, and a mess of links. The latest ROOTED newsletter is here.
What Can Human-Focused Design Teach Us About Feedback
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,
ROOTED Weekly: 31 October 2020
Statistics without context. The bane of email. Antiracism. Teaching reading. Stone carving. Building student agency. The ROOTED Weekly is here!
ROOTED Weekly: 24 October 2020
Roomers & Zoomers. Concurrent Classrooms. Cultures of Surveillance. The Necessity of Anti-Racist Education. How to Say "No." The ROOTED Weekly is here, y'all!
Hybrid Classrooms, Part One: Preliminary Sketches for a More Humane Solution
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.
ROOTED Weekly: 17 October 2020
Burnout. Slack. Shutdown Rituals. Humanizing Teachers and Students. Facilitating Student Collaboration. The ROOTED Weekly is here!
ROOTED Weekly: 10 October 2020
The Tyranny of Merit. Antiracist School Districts. Beavers Munching on Cabbage. The ROOTED Weekly is out! Get some...