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04.02.14 What’s on Your Walls?–A Photo Essay

Really enjoyed posting a couple of still photos of classrooms recently here and here. People seem to find them really useful.  So I’m going to run with the idea and make this post into a mini photo essay of classrooms on the theme of The Usefulness of Walls.  First a quick primer from the pages of…


03.31.14 The Power of a Picture

This picture above was originally a background image for a presentation I was giving. I included it quickly and without much thought. It was taken in a classroom at Brownsville Collegiate Middle Academy in 2012-2013.  I’m embarrassed to tell you I don’t even know who the teacher was.  But I found myself unexpectedly talking about it…


03.25.14 A Ten-Thousand Word Picture of Sam DeLuke’s Classroom

I posted on the connection between structure and freedom yesterday in reflecting yet again on Sam DeLuke and Meghan’s Hurley’s classroom.  A couple of people wrote/Facebook-ed/Tweeted to ask about a visit or the availability of video…which is exactly what SHOULD happen.  When we know a teacher does something great people should clamor to study and learn,…


01.12.14 The Inside of the Bucket: Two Pictures from Jamie Davidson’s Classroom

When you use a piece of software, you think, “Hey that was cool,” and you don’t tend to think about the geeky software engineer who labored behind the scenes to write the code that contrives just the right experience every time.  I mean you know the layout of the colorful circles on Candy Crush isn’t random…


07.17.13 Postcards from North Star’s Vailsburg Elementary

It’s summer.  Once, a generation ago, that meant people sent you postcards.  Remember them? Anyway, here are some bright beautiful post cards from the life you lead the other 11 months of the year … your school life.  These are beautiful moments and beautiful ideas from North Star’s Vailsburg Elementary.  Enjoy.  Write back soon. Yes, homerooms named for…