homework revolution

I just read a post by Elona Hartjes at Teachers at Risk on homework and came across this wonderful twist on homework: I like Damion Frye’s approach to homework. He teaches grade nine, and for the last three years has been assigning homework to parents. Yes, that’s right. He’s been giving homework to parents. So homework revolution


Gleaned from Scott McLeod… “You can’t expect responsible kids if you don’t give them any responsibility.” Love it. Isn’t this what it is all about, this teaching business? Thanks Scott. Powered by ScribeFire.

Trying to lead from the heart

Really, I am trying. I don’t usually write about my personal challenges as a teacher in this blog, but today I find myself needing to. I started at a new school this September and was hired to teach and design a new program for older students (16-21) who are not  expected to graduate. I’m now Trying to lead from the heart

New Wiki –> TeachingFutures

A while ago I created a post in response to recurring themes I was seeing in many blogs around creating change in our schools towards authentic, meaningful learning situations for our students and teachers. Here is that post. Today I finally got around to creating a wiki to continue the conversation (thanks to John Brandt New Wiki –> TeachingFutures

marvels, each and every one.

Image: from Firehouse 3rd grade 57-58 Mrs Barrett by Clarkstown67 available on flickr through a creative commons license. I came across this quote today on Angela Maiers’ blog: “When will we teach our children in school what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvels, each and every one.