“You should play the time you want to play….” 13

I asked my 7-year old son a simple #blog4reform question: If you could change school so that you’d love to be there, what would you do? Here’s what he said before going back to drawing: Don’t tell people how long they should write their sentences. Let them pick out what they want to write so ...

Giving 19.8% 3

Thanks to Cooperative Catalyst (@coopcatalyst) I’ve been experimenting with self-directed learning in the public school classroom for the past three weeks. I’ve set aside 19.8% of class time for self-directed learning during a 20-25 minute station three times weekly. I’m 80.1% shy of my goal, but it’s a start. Using a graphic organizer, students have ...