The Language of Identity- Scientists

Last week, in an effort to help my students move into a mindset of behaving as scientists (curious, principled, researchers) I was reminded of Ron Ritchhart's 7 Languages of the Classroom.  Specifically, the Language of Identity. As Ritchhart says, in order for someone to see themselves in a new role we have to give them …

Differentiated Courage.

I have been thinking a lot about courage lately. The school where I am currently working holds a select few big, meaningful, overarching goals.  One way we work towards meeting these goals is through small prototype groups.  Groups of staff members create, join, and work on prototypes which follow the design cycle to answer "How …

Mid Days …

In August, I wrote a post titled, "First Days...".  I so wanted to capture the clean, calm time of unknowns and possibilities that is the first weeks of a school year with a new class of students.  Here we are now in the Mid Days.  It is halfway through the school year and we are deep …