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...
Hack Comments: Another Step Toward a Reflective Classroom
Student reflections form not only the basis for my summative comments, but they also help me to steer the student toward greater productivity.
ROOTED Weekly: 3 October 2020
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.
The Death of Rigor: Searching for a Better Classroom Environment
Are we creating rigorous classrooms where there is only one way through, a narrow channel that is always predetermined, no matter the student’s needs?
ROOTED Weekly: 26 September 2020
45, 1619, 1776. Thoughts on self-compassion, whiteness, equity, and justice. Plus, a whole mess of links to enjoy! Happy reading!
ROOTED Weekly: 19 September 2020
Developing compassion, developing writers. Plus, a call to ditch the deficit lens as we embark on a new school year! The ROOTED Weekly is out!
Templates, Recipes, and Formulas: Tasks That LOOK Like Writing
When a student asks how many paragraphs or how many pages or how many quotes their piece needs, then you know that student isn’t writing...yet.
ROOTED Weekly: 12 September 2020
Doing what's necessary and finding what's essential. Plus, a rather apocalyptic look at American higher education! The ROOTED Weekly is out!
Five Things: What’s essential in your curriculum?
What's essential in your class? If you could teach just five things this year, what would they be?
ROOTED Weekly: 5 September 2020
New, hybrid learning environments. Robot grading. Support for teenagers in a pandemic. Rooted action. Students agency. A lot packed in this week!