Choose Kind

It’s the beginning of the school year, and the time to establish a climate for your classroom, with your children. On the very first day of school, we played and then reflected about why we played. We’ve moved on to solving math puzzlers and thinking about how we explain our thinking to establishing a writer’s […]

The Importance of Perspective

Recently, we recognized the 1-year anniversary of March 11th (which also led me to rename my blog), and around that time, many documentaries came out about the Japan disaster. I watched the BBC documentary, “Children of the Tsunami” and thought immediately how I should show it to the my grade 5 students at school. After […]

Keeping It Positive

I started this post on a different note, but by the time I came back to it, things had changed, and there were other things on my mind. If I was really good, I would have written two posts by now, but… I was feeling sad about how we, as teachers, might have failed our […]