Focus 5 Motivation: How I Was Doing This Year

Earlier, this mid-winter, I completed a self-assessment of student motivation in my classroom practice according to Mike Muir’s Focus 5 strategies. I’m a big fan of these five because I believe they represent measurable, DOABLE dynamics one can easily affect in Continue reading Focus 5 Motivation: How I Was Doing This Year

Making Every Space Matter: How a Filmmaker’s Studio Can Help Us Redesign Our Classrooms

I dig Casey Neistat’s work and so do a lot of other people.  The dude has won a bunch of awards, created a bazillion and six videos, and has a physique for which I would gladly trade six or seven Continue reading Making Every Space Matter: How a Filmmaker’s Studio Can Help Us Redesign Our Classrooms

Program a Progressive Education Mini-Festival Courtesy Netflix Streaming

Until this weekend, I had never seen Mona Lisa Smile. For most of you, this is neither news nor intriguing nor relevant.  Those who know me personally are at this moment either a) shocked b) appalled or c) neither intrigued Continue reading Program a Progressive Education Mini-Festival Courtesy Netflix Streaming