Dear Desk, It’s Not You, It’s Me: Promoting Student Agency

Katie AlvarezBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Promoting Student Agency

In This Post: After removing a desk from our learning space, my students reacted with excitement. My realization was that I was too focused on how I saw things, and not on how THEY see them. This lead to 5 pedagogical shifts to promote student agency. In a lonely corner of an elementary classroom stood an oversized wooden desk.  Its … Read More

Collaborative Behavior Planning: Putting Students at the Helm

Francesca RivelliniBlog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, UDL

In this post: Discover the biggest problem with most student behavior plans What is a student-led behavior plan? Steps to make a student-led behavior plan work for students and teachers Let’s get this out in the open: implementing and designing behavior plans to improve the behavior of challenging students is not an easy task. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they … Read More

When is the Right Time in Teaching to…?

Jeffrey KubiakAdministration, Blog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning

In This Post: Deciding when you should, and shouldn’t, discuss controversial topics with students. Is it ever the right time for test prep? Putting on your #GritBritches and sticking your neck out for awesomeness! When is the right time to…? Such an ever-present question, right? Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Is now a good time to discuss ____?” or … Read More

3 Common Flexible Seating Styles

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Innovation

3 COMMON FLEXIBLE SEATING STLES

In This Post Flexible seating has become a highly talked about new style for updating your learning environment. There is no one-size-fits-all plan or style for flexible seating. Three common styles of flexible seating are: The Dabbler, The Safe Bet, and The Extreme Flexible Seating has been a commonly discussed idea within the past decade. However, each educator has seemed … Read More