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The First Days of School: Make Room for the Moments

The First Days of School: Make Room for the Moments

Later in my teaching career, I began a small list of posts on my old blog called “Why I Teach” that highlighted some of the kairos moments in the classroom. Just like my favorite parenting essay talks of the chronos and kairos of parenting, the same concept can be easily transferred to teaching. Folks often … Continue reading

What is Academic Rigor?!

My years in the classroom were filled with educational jargon. When you work in a failing school, educational reform movements and their key words are birthed into your classroom after gestating in what I imagine to be windowless rooms where policymakers stare at data. One hot term that circulated was academic rigor. Upon being observed, … Continue reading