Forget About Tests. Let’s Get Back to Learning

Photo: https://blogcea.org/2016/01/25/cea-proposes-new-evaluation-guidelines-to-promote-student-learning/ Once upon a time, great learning took place in school. New concepts, developing creativity, designing experiments, and discovering talents were all part of the learning. This was “great” as in fun, not “great” as in big and boring. Best of all, students enjoyed the process, and teachers enjoyed facilitating it. Then along came …

The Difference Between Teaching Students and Teaching Children

Photo: https://corkboardconnections.blogspot.com/2013/07/classroomfamily.html One of the many reasons I became a teacher was that I genuinely liked being with kids all day—even teenagers. While people often responded with horrified looks when they discovered that I did, in fact, teach teenagers, I always said, “Well, somebody has to like them! And I do.” They were more than …