Teach Like a Teacher

Teaching is being overrun by impostors. Perhaps I'm reading into something, but the explosion of "Teach Like a [thing]" culture scares me. Culturally, have we reached a place in education where taking on a persona to find inspiration for change is the best option for our students? Simile is powerful and inspiration comes in manyRead More

Redesigning Learning in a Flipped Classroom

A comment I hear frequently after a visit is, "That looked nothing like what I thought it would." It's a good place to start a discussion about the total redesign a flipped classroom brings. A major criticism of the flipped classroom is that lecture is given as homework, and homework becomes the new class work.Read More

Ugly Learning

Unfortunately, we are entrenched in an age of education that wants to be "pretty." Students are all reaching "mastery" in every subject and they all move at the same pace through every class every year. Like all utopian societies, this is not attainable. True learning is ugly (to outsiders), and we need to embrace thatRead More