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
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.
Schools in Rochester are grading for learning, and I'm teaching without homework. Read on!
To be a teacher in 2022 feels like a graceless situation…what to do about it?
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!
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?
Roomers & Zoomers. Concurrent Classrooms. Cultures of Surveillance. The Necessity of Anti-Racist Education. How to Say "No." The ROOTED Weekly is here, y'all!