We’re all getting primed for the school year! Check out these resources from Stenhouse:
“No matter how many times the pendulum swings in education, we know that focusing on the whole child makes sense. Focusing on the whole teacher makes sense as well.”—Lisa Lucas, Practicing Presence: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers
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Teachers as Writers
Lynne Dorfman, author of the bestselling Mentor Texts and co-author of the forthcoming Welcome to Writing Workshop, offers dozens of practical tips on how to cultivate your own writing this school year—and inspire and sustain your writer-students.
Wormeli on Rubrics: “Tread Carefully”
“Both denying their use … and declaring them assessment’s Holy Grail are shortsighted,” says Rick Wormeli, on this Middleweb blog post and author of Fair isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom, now in its second edition.
The “Crucial Ingredient”: Active Caring
“Individualized acts of kindness and care are as essential as the task at hand—the routine, the lesson, the problem, or project.” Read more from this new blog post from Geoff Krall, author of Necessary Conditions: Teaching Secondary Math with Academic Safety, Quality Tasks, and Effective Facilitation, coming out next month.