Our students need to see in us what we’re hoping for in them…

This week teachers say about…

This week teachers quotes

“We just have to do it and breathe at the same time. We need to be alive in the room with our students as we write. Our students need to see in us what we’re hoping for in them, and no other writer can do that for them because we’re the only ones breathing in the room with them” Katie Wood Ray

“Deeper questioning – asked correctly from the outset – anticipates a deeper response from students. When lesson planning, is it useful to pre-plan your key questions for the class/students by keeping in mind lesson objectives and success criteria. Every teacher should ask themselves, do we want students to develop critical thinking skills or to deepen their subject knowledge?
If so, this will determine what type of question to ask and how to word it and ask it.”
Ross Morrison McGill

Interesting words of teachers that caught our attention.


“Knowing personally the stress that public school teachers face, we are planning a mindfulness program for the teachers and staff of our school as well.
Going through life in the present moment is so much better than living in the past and worrying about the future. Armed with mindfulness, I’m now able to help others experience this difference for themselves.” Patrick Delaney
“Study by faculty members at West Point finds students perform better academically when laptops and tablets are banned from the classroom.” Carl Straumsheim

“The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that 65 percent of today’s schoolchildren will be employed in jobs that don’t exist today.
Here’s the problem: If we prepare students for those jobs — the ones that took US by surprise — they’ll be 10 or 15 years behind when they hit the workforce.”

“What would a simple and relational based mobile learning platform look like?
I still think that the lack of a keyboard is the killer. The fundamental flaw of mobile-only learning is that typing is bad – and when typing does not work nothing else in online learning can work. We need to type to construct complex arguments. We need to type to attach evidence to our assertions. We need to type to engage, rebut, and persuade.
How in the world in mobile learning possible without a keyboard?”
Joshua Kim
“They know their reading levels.
They all have Google Drive.
They are making PowerPoints.
They are four and five.”
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater


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