Fitting In

In our classrooms, are we creating places where children are asked to fit in, or spaces where children know they belong? What is the difference? One non-education podcast I listen to regularly is On Being, with Krista Tippett. Recently, Brené Brown was a guest on a repodcast (from 2018). She talked about conversations with middle […]

PISA Panic?

The latest PISA results are about to be released to the public. How will the media spin the latest results? What outrage will surface? What drastic policy shifts will happen as a result? What pressure will be put on front line educators because of how their jurisdiction fares in the rankings? Why are we obsessed […]

But Do They Want to Come Back?

On the Friday of the very first week of school, my granddaughter Chloé cried and cried and cried. It was not because she didn’t like school, but because her mom had just told her there was no school for two more days. Even though her family had fun weekend activities planned, she wanted to be […]

What are you Not Doing?

Educators are the busiest people I know. It’s easy to fall into the trap of being busy all the time. There is no end to activities we could be doing. But if we really ask ourselves what we are trying to achieve, and if we really think about whether what we are doing is leading […]