What we say (and do) as teachers matters.
Every cooking pot in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the LORD of hosts; and all who sacrifice will come and take of them and boil in them… Zechariah 14:21 Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. Acts 7:33 Holiness […]
“Struggling in mathematics is not the enemy, any more than sweating is the enemy in basketball; it is part of the process, and a clear sign of being in the game.”—Suzanne Sutton This quote has hung in my classroom for six years, defining how I approach teaching mathematics. Math—and every other subject—should be accessible to […]
When I was in school, I had the privilege of having an excellent art teacher, Mrs. Unger. While I was swamped with honors classes, playing three sports, participating in choir and student government, my art classes were very important to me. I’d stay late to finish projects and even go to the art room during […]
Use simulations to solidify and expand learning
Susan was distracted all morning. Not her normal self, she couldn’t seem to start working and played with her crayons during directions. She talked to her neighbor during work time. Mrs. Jenkins corrected Susan some, but mostly watched and let it go as just an odd day for Susan. At lunch, Mrs. Jenkins had her […]
Transformational education is more than content.
As teachers, our influence extends far beyond our handling of the taught curriculum. In fact, often the most enduring impact that we make comes from the hidden curriculum that we model on a daily basis. This hidden curriculum is made up of our values and the way we act on them. It is here that […]
Here in the global offices of TeachBeyond, we spend a lot of time thinking about, discussing, and seeking to find ways to implement practices that will help foster transformational education in the classrooms, schools and communities in which our teachers serve. We are constantly reflecting on how we can support our members as they live […]
Wherever I travel I make a point of visiting local campuses, or “learning sites.”