Top 5 Posts of 2021

So 2021 wasn’t the great improvement over 2020 that we all dreamed of. I definitely struggled to blog as much once school started this fall. (Much of my energy was concentrated on an upcoming book…stay tuned).

But we still discussed some important ideas as we shift to what learning can be. Check out the five most popular posts of the year with a bonus post at the end!

5. Why You Should Ban Debate in Your Classroom

Our society is polarized enough. Instead of debate focus on teaching students to dialogue and appreciate the nuance of multiple perspectives.

4. Taking a Stand Does Not Imply Bias

My reflection on the January 6th Insurrection at the U.S. Capital building. My hope that there is not a “celebration” of this day by some this coming year.

3. Why I Hate Grading, But Love Assessment

They are not the same thing! Formative assessment should be continuous and inform every teach move.

2. 7 Remote Feedback Protocols

Protocols give structure to PBL, helping all students successfully engage in the project. These protocols work great in person or on-line.

1. 10 Ways to Introduce PBL & SEL Culture

Rebooting after winter break is a great time to build culture with one or more of these activities.

Honorable Mention:

5 Social Distancing Group Work Strategies actually comes from 2020, but it was the most visited post of the year so check out some ideas for students to collaborate while following Covid 19 safety guidelines.

Interested in more SEL and PBL tips? I will continue to offer virtual and in person coaching and workshops throughout the school year outside of my teaching commitments.