Classroom Highlights: Second Grade Math

The second grade team at Liberty Oaks Elementary has spent collaboration time discussing math instruction and making changes that positively impact learner agency. Ashley Allen explains the changes she has made and the impact it has had in her classroom: This year I restructured my math block. I went from the tradition whole group lesson followed by independent… Continue reading Classroom Highlights: Second Grade Math

DAY 30: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

As a classroom teacher, I think the thing I feared the most was failure. I always wanted to be successful and for my kids to be successful. I’m not sure I can say that there were specific things that I know I didn’t do because I was afraid, but fear often keeps people from taking… Continue reading DAY 30: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

DAY 29: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

Since I first started in education: I’m more empathetic I’m more focused on growth I’m more confident I’m more collaborative I’m more aware I’m more innovative I’m more proactive I’m more supportive I’m more professional I’m more student-driven I’m more reflective I’m more effective It might be easier to express ways I haven’t changed as an… Continue reading DAY 29: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

DAY 17: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

I believe the most challenging issue in education today is educating the “modern learner.” The challenge is that it’s a change. Change can be hard. It requires problem solving in the process and faith in the uncertainties. For most teachers, it means teaching a different way than they were taught. It means trying something new… Continue reading DAY 17: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

DAY 12: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

I love that today’s challenge Blogging Challenge prompt is “How do you envision your teaching changing over the next five years?” A very timely question. Our professional development for teachers today in Liberty Public Schools included sessions led by George Couros and Will Richardson. The uniting theme of the two sessions was understanding modern learners and how education must shift… Continue reading DAY 12: 30-Day Blogging Challenge For Teachers

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE

The theme at last night’s TEDxKC event at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts was “Changing the Narrative: There’s Danger in a Single Story.” Presenters eloquently communicated ideas that challenged conventional thinking in areas of energy, politics, film, art, transportation, and technology. The talks were bold, entertaining, and thought-provoking. It was an inspiring evening. I left pondering the question… Continue reading CHANGING THE NARRATIVE