8 Habits of Dialogical Teachers

  "A dialogical classroom is one in which literacy is used to immerse teacher and students in an ongoing reflective conversation with the texts of their lives." -Bob Fecho Because a dialogical classroom is #goals. Dialogical, Dialogic, Dialogue: Conversation. Answer each question with a question. Read lots and lots of theory. Because there is nothing … Continue reading 8 Habits of Dialogical Teachers

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Beginnings & Engaging with Works of Art: My Week with Lincoln Center Education & Teachers College, Columbia University

Beginnings & Engaging with Works of Art I cannot even begin to unpack all the things I learned in my week with Lincoln Center Education—my first week this summer in the MA English Education program at Teachers College. Each day after class I would go home to the small apartment I rented with a few … Continue reading Beginnings & Engaging with Works of Art: My Week with Lincoln Center Education & Teachers College, Columbia University

How Google Works (and how it can work for teaching)

Do you ever read books, not entirely or even not at all related to education, and your mind just spins with the possibilities and implications it has for teaching? It's one of the reasons I love to read nonfiction, especially from disciplines other than my own. It broadens your perspectives and gives you fresh ideas … Continue reading How Google Works (and how it can work for teaching)

teaching for creativity: demand calls for reversing the downward trend

I read a fascinating article this week that briefly discusses one of my favorite undercurrent topics in education: creativity. The article in Forbes, "How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How to Prevent It)" points out that creativity scores, measured yearly since the 1950's by what is called the Torrance Test, have been … Continue reading teaching for creativity: demand calls for reversing the downward trend