Stage 2: Joyful and Efficient, Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, wellness

A Cure for Bad-News Fatigue

(This blog first appeared on Share My Lesson). Has anyone else been having trouble sleeping since the school shooting in Florida? Every single life lost before its time is a tragedy. For many of us, this one feels… different. Perhaps it’s the fact that we had three mass shootings so close together. Or that it… Continue reading A Cure for Bad-News Fatigue

News and Trends, Stage 2: Joyful and Efficient, Stage 5: Students as World Changers, wellness

What does #metoo mean for schools?

(This blog was originally published on Share My Lesson) Recent revelations of sexual misconduct from public figures may feel very personal to you. Or it may seem far removed from the incredible demands on your time and attention. Chances are, you want to do something but feel that you simply can’t do much with this issue. What can we… Continue reading What does #metoo mean for schools?

Stage 5: Students as World Changers

Big Questions, Big Solutions

How do we empower students to handle complexity -- and change the world? This question has always been at the heart of our work. And we continue to develop and refine resources that show us the way. In the craziness of the last week (I did three days of trainings in Australia, then a workshop… Continue reading Big Questions, Big Solutions

Stage 2: Joyful and Efficient

What are joyful and efficient classrooms?

Here is a printable Joyful, Efficient Resource from some of our best posts on joyful and efficient classrooms. Old Thinking New Thinking How many things can I accomplish in a day? How can I best spend my time to maximize results? Efficient meant getting things done quickly. Efficient means spending time on things that matter. Focus on short term accomplishments. Focus on the long term.… Continue reading What are joyful and efficient classrooms?