This week’s prompt: Photo of the week – take a picture of something that happened in class and tell us all about it. This is a photo during our second auction of the year. I’ve been really impressed with the items that our auctioneers have been bringing; I’ve wanted to actually get some of the … More Post 10 – Big Babies in Class
This week’s prompt: What books/resources have had the biggest influence on your teaching practice? I talked a little bit about this in a Q&A video I did this summer. The part on books starts at 3:13 If you don’t want to watch the video, I talked about The First Days of School by Harry Wong … More Post 09 – Books That Have Influenced My Teaching
No reflection last week (actually two weeks ago) as we had our annual retreat called ‘The Forward.’ It was the first Forward in 3 years that I wasn’t busy running around filming stuff. It was nice to leave the camera at home and not constantly be wondering ‘is there anything else I could be filming.’ … More Post 08 – Student Led Conferences
Here’s the prompt for the week: The Cultural Competency Initiative was created to facilitate interactions between our student body (mostly white) and other cultures that represent the full scope of Austin (Latino, black, Asian). Are you incorporating our work to move toward a school that truly embraces diversity and fosters empathy in other ways? What … More Post 07 – Working Towards Diversity in a Predominately White Private School
Here’s the prompt for the week: What do you think are some of the contributing factors to students who struggle to complete homework in your class (besides “they’re lazy”). What have you done that has helped/not helped in this regard? I’ve written on my philosophy on homework in the past. This will be a bit … More Post 06 – Why Aren’t You Doing Your Homework?
This week’s reflection prompt: What do you do to center in your personal life? Did the summer reading have any influences or takeaways that have stuck with you? Well, to answer the second question first, I wrote about the summer reading, mostly reflecting on my takeaways on how I’d use it in the classroom. This … More Post 05 – What Does It Mean To Be Centered?
I’m doing a reflection challenge with some of my colleagues where we have a different prompt to reflect on each week. Here’s this weeks: What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far this new school year? And what’s the best thing you’ve experienced so far? BIGGEST CHALLENGE I think my biggest challenge this year have … More Post 04 – Biggest Challenges & Best Things