BIE Favourite Projects 2016

I was very excited to learn that project I wrote about extensively in my blog post Establishing Adult Connections through Authentic Projects was recognised as one of the top projects of 2016 according to John Larmer, the Editor in Chief at the Buck Institute for Education (BIE). BIE Blog Post I collaborated with my team teachers to … Continue reading BIE Favourite Projects 2016

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What Students Remember Most About Teachers

Pursuit of a Joyful Life

Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall,

I saw you as you rushed past me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noticed that your eyes showed tension. There were faint creases in your forehead. And I asked you how your day was going and you sighed.

“Oh, fine,” you replied.

But I knew it was anything but fine. I noticed that the stress was getting to you. I could tell that the pressure was rising. And I looked at you and made an intentional decision to stop you right then and there. To ask you how things were really going. Was it that I saw in you a glimpse of myself that made me take the moment?

You told me how busy you were, how much there was to do

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