Defining the Teacher’s Role in PBL

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

In this post for ISTE blog, I connect the dots between ISTE Standards for Educators and the seven teaching practices highlighted in our new book, Project Based Teaching. Bottom line: The two frameworks have considerable overlap. Rather than choosing one or the other to guide your professional growth, think about “both/and” as the best way […]

3 Ways to Unlock the Wisdom of Colleagues

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

Looking for strategies to bring more professional development into the regular school day? Take a look video case studies of three schools that have made teacher collaboration a priority with learning walks, teacher labs, and protocols to examine student work. 

Want More Civility? Try Citizenship Projects

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

  Listening to other perspectives, disagreeing respectfully, knowing how to work toward consensus…are these lost arts in today’s increasingly uncivil society? It may seem that way if you’re spending much too time listening to talking heads who don’t know how to listen. All the more reason to introduce projects that emphasize the critical skills of […]

How to Connect with Community Partners

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

One of my favorite case studies featured in my new book, All Together Now: How to Engage Your Stakeholders in Reimagining School, comes from Iowa. It’s the story behind Iowa BIG, a unique high school where students learn across the curriculum through community problem solving.  Making this model work requires students willing to stretch their […]

The Power of a Plant is HERE!

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

After months of collaboration, Stephen Ritz and I are delighted to launch our new book this week. The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools released Tuesday and is already rocketing up the charts at Amazon. For an introduction to the remarkable Green Bronx Machine program that Stephen has created […]

5 Lessons for Greening Your Curriculum

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

Learn how to create an indoor classroom farm as the centerpiece of engaged learning. Tested tips from Stephen Ritz, founder of Green Bronx Machine. Read more. Proud to say our new book is out!