Everyone Can Thrive

This Sounds Painful: It can be a little bit painful at first. If you're a control freak, it can be difficult. I'm a control freak, but my desire for a comfortable workplace for me and my students overrides my urge to keep kids properly arranged in rows and columns. When parents come in for Back to School night or Open House, the first thing they want to do is see where their kid sits. So I get to explain Flexible Seating: Your child can choose to sit in the place most suitable for the task at [ … ]
Bad Things Happen: A few years ago, I read about a teacher in my district who had his district email account hacked. It was embarassing for him. We use Gmail, so it's highly unlikely that the attacker found some magical back door to his account. They just did a good job of guessing his password. Unfortunately, our district has their own password management system, so we can't use 2FA on our work accounts. How Bad Is It? He shouldn't feel so bad. Students like to poke around. It's quite common for them to guess classmates' passwords [ … ]
Noun: a person who directs the performance of an orchestra or choir: he was appointed principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Physics: a material or device that conducts or transmits heat, electricity, or sound, especially when regarded in terms of its capacity to do this: graphite is a reasonably good conductor of electricity. Am I a "teacher" or an "educator"? Teaching is a job, but educating is a way of life. My father, an engineer, loves puzzles. Growing up, we had many intriguing puzzles and brain teaser books. People are inherently [ … ]