Post 07 – Working Towards Diversity in a Predominately White Private School

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

Post 06 – Why Aren’t You Doing Your Homework?

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?

Post 05 – What Does It Mean To Be Centered?

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?

Post 04 – Biggest Challenges & Best Things

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