We’re All Developing at Something (Education Week featured article)

Sometimes the most impactful ideas that help reshape and improve your teaching come in small packages. That is how I feel about this little gem of an article written by Peg Grafwallner for Literacy and NCTE, the official blog of the National Council of Teachers of English. Struggling Reluctantly is Peg’s eloquent argument that when … Continue reading We’re All Developing at Something (Education Week featured article)

Communication Skills for Students and Teachers (Edutopia featured article)

The longer I teach, the more I realize my rapport with each student is based on how effectively I speak with them, both publicly and one on one. When I express empathy, my students’ thoughts, feelings, and experiences are validated. Through my words of warmth and acceptance, each child becomes an integral part of our … Continue reading Communication Skills for Students and Teachers (Edutopia featured article)