March 19, 2017

Questions often wake us up and provide us all with a chance to unearth some of our own thoughts, beliefs, and wisdoms. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a group of 8th grade teachers where we got into a deep conversation about the various ways students can think and interact with the texts they read. I was in the midst of sharing a few different strategies, jotting ideas and doing some...

December 9, 2016

“The important thing is to not stop questioning:

curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

-Albert Einstein

I am an optimist... possibly an eternal optimist.  I have a tendency to focus on the positive- even when it is particularly challenging.  This is why research that shows students ask significantly fewer questions once they enter formal schooling is particularly upsetting for me.  One of my hi...

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