Differentiating Mathematics Instruction

Differentiating Mathematics Instruction

Based on Mathematics Instruction and Tasks in a PLC at Work® When I am in schools working with teachers of mathematics, the most common question I get is, “How do I use rich, higher-level-cognitive-demand tasks with each and every student? I know my students need...
Searching For My “Awe Family” Response!

Searching For My “Awe Family” Response!

I sense a paradox of competing emotions on the horizon. On one hand I find joy in the capacity of our positive, generous, and courageous human response to the relentless stress, strain, and change we have faced each day for almost a year now. On the other hand, I feel...
Changing Our World for the Better

Changing Our World for the Better

The recent release of the United Nations IPCC report on climate change has caused widespread anxiety, with headlines claiming a ‘code red for humanity’. While it is a much-needed wake-up call, the IPCC says, ‘The report also shows that human actions still have the...
Gardens, Curiosity and Teaching Science

Gardens, Curiosity and Teaching Science

There is something special about the curiosity of children observing and interacting with the natural environment. That is why it is important our schools, classrooms and educators engage students in the wonder of science – and our own school grounds (or backyards)...
Kicking Open the Trap Door of Student Engagement

Kicking Open the Trap Door of Student Engagement

On a recent visit to a school, I listened to a student who complained to that everything that he was asked to do by his teacher was boring. When I asked him what he would like to learn about, he promptly responded, “Something interesting, like maybe something about...