What is learning? The intersection of work and play

As I have progressed as a teacher, the most valuable teaching and learning accomplished in my classroom have always felt like play, even when it is work. I think that true learning is the intersection of work and play. If the goal of teaching is to enhance learning, than our goal should be to create that intersection of work and play every day. Continue reading What is learning? The intersection of work and play

Dear world-changer in desperate need of guidance (A letter of advice to myself)

Remember the book you got for graduation, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss forgot to mention all the people that you need along the way to get to all of those amazing places. Know that it is a journey and you will need to face challenges on your own, but you also have people around you to guide you where you’re going. Continue reading Dear world-changer in desperate need of guidance (A letter of advice to myself)

What is your why? Part 2 – Sharing, questioning and committing to the why

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the importance of knowing your why. Over the last few days, I realized that it is equally important to understand each other’s why. To me, this was the best type of realization you can have. When it finally comes together in your mind, it feels as if you have always known it, but suddenly a light shined on it in a way that you didn’t see possible before. Continue reading What is your why? Part 2 – Sharing, questioning and committing to the why

The Nostalgia Bias – in Teaching and Basketball

I am confident that we can respect, take pride in, and praise the great teachers and great teaching strategies that came before us, yet still look to improve. Keep your nostalgia, just eliminate the bias. Recognize that this is the work teachers do every day. We stand on the shoulders of those that came before us and build towards an even brighter future for our students. Continue reading The Nostalgia Bias – in Teaching and Basketball