Friday, September 26, 2014

Head Butting

Friday Night Lights author speaks out against youth and high school football.  How do you spell 'concussions'?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Is the student the builder or the brick?

Parent-teacher conferences.  Where are the students in that picture?  Who owns the learning?  Who owns a student's interests and effort?  Put the student at the table.  And prepare them to lead the conversation about their own school performance.  This builds skill.  It is an important element of 'character education.' Locus of control, responsibility, self-advocacy, planning, communication.  All of these attributes are in play in a student-led conference.  Is the student the builder or the brick?