How Many Minutes

How Many Minutes

School is a numbers game, but not the kind many legislators and test publishers want. It’s less about graph-able data points on a spreadsheet and more about minutes on the clock.

How many minutes do our students read each day? Reading software doesn’t count. Reading related activities don’t count. Reading worksheets don’t count. Just reading.

How many minutes do our students write each day? Spelling lessons don’t count. Typing websites don’t count. Fill-in-the-blank worksheets don’t count either. Just writing. Really writing.

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10 Teaching Questions to Make You Comfortably Uncomfortable

10 Teaching Questions to Make You Comfortably Uncomfortable

Teachers should be comfortably uncomfortable in their classrooms. I totally stole that phrase from my pastor. It's the idea of not getting too complacent with ourselves. I think it's important for teachers to stay comfortably uncomfortable with their teaching to push student thinking and learning as far as it can go.

Here are ten comfort questions I’ve been thinking about.

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