Explorations in Expectations

I’ve been asking myself a lot about expectations lately.  What, as teachers, do we expect from children? What do we expect from ourselves?  How do we define our roles in schools and how do those roles, in turn, define us?  For instance, how does what we expect from children affect how they behave and what…

Why I hate worksheets

I tried to come up with a more polite title for this blog post, really I did.  It’s coming out of my own frustration when worksheets come home in my own child’s backpack.  I’m not trying to shock or offend the publishers of those beloved blacklines or the teachers who use them.  But… I am…