#C4C15: Ramblings from a Middle School Teacher: When do rules become more important than people?

Read this story, and empathize with this child: This is such an amazing story about your son, and one that I believe MANY more people should read and learn from. I sometimes forget that our kids are physical beings just as much as they are amazing and creative minds. I …

#C4C15: Communicate, Coach, Care: The Central Purpose: Never Too Old to PLAY!

I love this consideration of play from a Principal in AR: I really love the question you captioned one of the photos with: “Can you find the teacher?” I think this is at the heart of why play matters so much. If everyone in the room (or the wide open …

#C4C15: Soft skills aren't innate… – Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

A wonderful story of the important soft skills that are taught in the every day actions in the classroom: Your companion video to this post is pretty profound in its reflection upon actual practice and our ability, as educators, to change and shift based upon this reflection. The fact that …

#C4C15: Unpacking Powerful Words: Teaching Children Well | Teach Children Well

What a wonderful passage and analysis of what culturally responsive teaching can look like: I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for this wonderful dissection and extension of this passage to make it relevant and meaning for yourself. You have taken the most important elements of these …

#C4C15: Nocking The Arrow: School Improvement, Is Teacher Cognition A Speed Bump Or A Roadblock?

I am troubled any time we reject experience: I am very impressed by your ability to reflect and see what appears to be something missing within your own teaching practice. I am somewhat worried, however, about the way in which we dismiss “experience” and start to see it as a …