Now that more than a decade has passed, I can admit to myself that I did not understand how to educate special education students when I was their principal. I am ashamed and regret that I did not show a deeper understanding and appreciation of the possibilities hidden within those students. I could see only… Continue reading Instructing Special Education Students
Listen to my interview with Elena Aguilar (transcript): Sponsored by mysimpleshow and Screencast-O-Matic This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. When you make a purchase through these links, Cult of Pedagogy gets a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. When talking about a profession that loses 50 percent of its workforce in… Continue reading 12 Ways Teachers Can Build their Own Resilience
Listen to this post as a podcast: Sponsored by Screencast-O-Matic and Microsoft Inclusive Classroom My daughter was recently given an assignment to create a model of a volcano. It was a group project, meant to be done entirely at home, and the main criteria was that it had to look like a volcano, with extra… Continue reading How Accurate Are Your Grades?
Instructional coaching is a balancing act of working with teams to help ensure the fidelity of the three big ideas of a PLC and also provide the time and support to individual teachers who need it. If members of a collaborative team become worried about individual teacher performance, then they can get derailed from… Continue reading The Case for Coaches in Professional Learning Communities
So many times teachers struggle to make meaningful real-life connections to their lessons. Students often become disengaged because the lessons is meaningless to them and their lives. But it’s not just the teacher’s fault. Sometimes it’s the course itself that needs to be meaningful. What an innovative school this is! Inspiring to hear the stories… Continue reading From Class to Real Life