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Allow me to preach to the choir when I say that teaching is a love/hate relationship. Let’s not forget, though, that our students, too, have a love/hate relationship with school. Here’s a brief T-chart that I generated in sixty seconds: … Continue reading
Over the years, I have tried to think of ways to motivate students that don’t cost me any (or much) money. So this year I finally asked the students to come up with ideas in groups. They came up with … Continue reading
David Minardi, founder of Teengagement®, discusses the impact a teacher has every day in the second episode of his new podcast, Replenish. In “Thanks for Passing Through,” he thanks teachers for “passing through” and simultaneously impacting future generations. To listen to Replenish, … Continue reading
Last week, I introduced the “Building Writing Fluency” activity to my students, whom I had just met a few days prior. Would it be possible to engage kids in a fluency activity right off the bat?
David Minardi, founder of Teengagement®, discusses technology in the classroom in the first episode of his new podcast, Replenish. In Technology vs. Teacher, he speaks to teachers about their invaluable role shaping students, and how technology can aid, but never … Continue reading
I am currently enjoying my summer and reading several books. One of them is Think Like a Freak, by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. As I’ve discussed before, it was their first two books (Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics) that heavily … Continue reading
Last week a group of teacher-practitioners gathered with some of the writers and practitioners from Teengagement® at the Teengagement Summer Forum in the beautiful Hotel Indigo in Jacksonville, FL. For two days we dove deeply into Units of Study, the … Continue reading
Every year goes by faster and faster. I just finished my 17th year teaching. I wish I could have a conversation with the Mr. Kern of, say, ’01-’02. I wonder on what we’d agree to disagree.
Last week I wrote about the case for engagement in the classroom, and how critical it is to student success. Today I’d like to discuss how, at Teengagement®, we strive to bring the reality of engagement into our materials.