The Rudderless Ship

In the world of your average 8th grader, thinking any further ahead in time than “when’s lunch” or “is it 2:30 yet?” is a rare and beautiful thing.  Their lives are full of social interaction, general disgust with all things adult, and irritation at either having to take on responsibilities or being ignored by the…

#InnovativeMindset: There Has to Be More Than This

The week of October 17th was the worst week of my classroom life.  If it could go wrong, it went wrong.  Starting with general disorganization at the beginning,  peaking with standardized testing in the dark (don’t ask, please, just don’t) and ending with the ultimate insult from a student towards me.  Somewhere in there was…

seriously.

What if … I decided that the classroom wasn’t the place to change the face of education as I understand it. What if… the ‘re-education’ of educators has no meaning in a world where educators are learners? What if… I opt out of the status quo and recognize the truth about “innovative learning”? What if……

#InnovativeMindset: Overkill and the New Global Educational Reality

in·no·va·tion – a new method, idea, product, etc. I am opting out on writing on the topic of the week.  I tried, honestly, to come up with some thoughts on it, but something kept nagging at me all week. I’m sick of the word “innovation”. Sort of like, back in the day when I first got…