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Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

02.04.14 Stretch It: Call for Examples

Hi, Everyone- Revising Stretch It this morning and feeling a bit stale… not about Stretch It, I note. I still love the moment when a teacher makes a harder question the reward for a correct answer. But writing and revising has me a little tired and I’d love to rejuvenate both myself and my writing by…

09.17.13 On Field Trips (and a fascinating study in Educationnext)–Updated

A great article and analysis of field trips in the outstanding education journal EducatinNext this morning.  It describes a study in which authors Greene, Kisida and Bowen set out to assess whether field trips had a measurable effect on student learning.  First of all, I love the idea of trying to measure the learning value of…