Monthly Archives: April 2016

Ask More Cool Questions … Tell Far Fewer Boring Facts

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If I could go back to my first years as teacher, I’d ask more cool (two-footed) questions and tell far fewer boring facts. How so? Let’s say the lesson was CLOUD FORMATION. I’d skip listing of cloud formations in favor of asking a curiosity builder such as: if you were… Read more »

Spotting Strengths in Rainbows …

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I see my best strength within a rainbow that adds multiple colors to new ideas. How do my students benefit? I guide students to write regularly on opposite sides of controversial topics in brain based ways that reveal new strengths as rainbows display vibrant colors. Writing class starts with a… Read more »

In All Classes …

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I’m fellow collaborator and fellow learner. With curiosity as currency and two-footed questions as engine – we move key concepts into lived experiences that add meaning. Theory and words wiggle into actions and benefits that inspire students from where they stand to where they dream. How so? Let’s say I… Read more »