Wisdom Begins with Wonder

Entries from October 2012 ↓

Setting the bar low

My new school district is voluntarily using the process outlined by Washington State’s Teacher & Principal Evaluation Pilot (TPEP). As of the 2013-14 school year, all districts in Washington will use the new evaluation process. I’m already experiencing its negative effects… At the beginning of the year, all teachers were required to create Professional Growth […]

Where to begin the story?

When I have time to plan a lesson in detail, I often put a lot of thought into the “story arc” that I am trying to present. What am I going to at the outset to suck the audience (aka students) into the plot enough that they are willing to work through some slower “character […]