Summer reading assignments are a hotly debated topic this time of year, especially when it’s tough to reconcile the workshop model’s foundation of student challenge and choice with something like a required reading program. What’s a teacher to do? It’s a given that students need to read over the summer. When teachers and students have built a […]Read more "Guest Post via @SwinehartJulie: Design Thinking and Choice in Summer Reading"
After twenty-one years teaching English at a public middle school in South Los Angeles, my eventual choice to change schools was an agonizing decision in a career that had more than its fair share of dilemmas and disasters. With utterly no training, I had begun my career at this chronically under-performing school as an “emergency” […]Read more "Guest post by Robert Ward via @RewardingEdu: Why I Left the School I Loved"