The Push

The Push

I love to tell my students that it’s my job to push them.  I want them to work hard and not settle for ok.  I have so many smart kids in my class who just have a natural gift to do well in school, but I like to push them.  The same is true with all my students. ...
Purposeful Assignments

Purposeful Assignments

My last post RE-Assigning Work is a tangent thought to the thoughts in this one. There I spoke of how sometimes the assignments we give need to be given back to our students so that they can try again and do better work.  (It’s part of the process, after all of...
RE Assigning Work

RE Assigning Work

I sat correcting journals this week end and was reflecting on the quality of the work that lay in front of me.  Honestly, it wasn’t very good.  There were missing capitals and end marks, sentences that were vague and penmanship that seemed rushed.  As I sat at...
Balance

Balance

Balance – That’s my one word resolution for 2012. Last week on the Art of Education blog, my PLN friend Jessica Balsley wrote a post about how she is going to make her new year’s resolution in one word.  At first, I thought this was a little crazy,...

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