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,
What did it feel like to teach in the early days of the pandemic, back when you thought it was temporary or short-lived, back when you thought it would all be over by August or September?
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!
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!
If we're going to listen to the stories of others, giving them room to be heard, we'll need ears to hear their stories. But we'll also need ears to hear our own.