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...
Student reflections form not only the basis for my summative comments, but they also help me to steer the student toward greater productivity.
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.
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?
45, 1619, 1776. Thoughts on self-compassion, whiteness, equity, and justice. Plus, a whole mess of links to enjoy! Happy reading!
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!
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.
Doing what's necessary and finding what's essential. Plus, a rather apocalyptic look at American higher education! The ROOTED Weekly is out!
What's essential in your class? If you could teach just five things this year, what would they be?
New, hybrid learning environments. Robot grading. Support for teenagers in a pandemic. Rooted action. Students agency. A lot packed in this week!