We all have a place we call “home.” Whether it is a small house in the country, a penthouse overlooking the busy streets of a city, or a bungalow on the ocean, “home” is a place of safety and comfort. (WHY) Does the space really impact the context for teaching and learning? The answer is… Read More Flexible Seating – Classroom Design
One of my favorite experiences from last school year was an entire school day dedicated to all fourth graders called, Government Day. (The lesson plan is at the bottom of my page!) After three-and-a-half years teaching fifth grade in inner city Chicago, I transitioned to my current fourth grade position in suburban Grand Rapids, Michigan.… Read More Government Day! Experience based learning with a 21st century approach
Think about this: How many questions do you ask a day? When I thought about this question, I realized many of the questions I ask are within conversation, and have a clear answer. What about this: How many effective questions do you ask a day that push yourself, and other’s brains to a point of… Read More Are you an effective questioner?