How Might We the Content?: Design Thinking in a High School English Classroom

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How Might We the Content?: Applying Design Thinking in a High School English Classroom Empathy-fueled, human-centered problem solving is picking up tremendous traction as of late, thanks in no small part to fantastic introductions to design thinking’s educational value from Continue reading How Might We the Content?: Design Thinking in a High School English Classroom

Teaching Priorities and Productivity

Though I’ve had a busy and fulfilling summer, a new academic year is knocking, rather loudly, at my door.  Much of the professional development I have been seeking out has focused around proficiency-based instruction, assessment and diplomas and I’ve had Continue reading Teaching Priorities and Productivity

Creating a Classroom Contract

This year, I decided not to post my classroom rules or consequences.  I know, it sounds counter productive, but stay with me here.  My initial assumption about the students’ other classes was confirmed: it was the rules and consequences “pony Continue reading Creating a Classroom Contract