Characteristics of Caring

Not long ago I was with a colleague and reflected on why I became an educator.  Like so many people, my response began with, “When I was in school, there was a teacher . . . “  In my case, it was at least four teachers (a band director, two English teachers, and a Theater … Continue reading Characteristics of Caring

Four Steps for Intentional Collaboration

While classrooms are often filled with student chatter, that chatter is not productive in nature. Teachers must be intentional in their planning for student collaboration. In the article Maximizing Those A-Ha Moments with Intentional Collaboration by Nataki Gregory, four steps for intentional collaboration are identified: Set the purpose – Talk about why it is important … Continue reading Four Steps for Intentional Collaboration