Everyone Can Thrive

Pedagogy

How I engage students

So Much to Keep Track Of: Two months into the school year and I've been experimenting with ways to take notes during conferencing. After all that, I still think paper and pen(cil) will work best for most people.But I'm not most people. Mostly because writing is a real chore for me. For whatever reason, my fine motor skills don't apply to writing. It's slow and not very neat. Print or cursive – it's not very attractive, or even that readable. I did use large index cards last year; one card per student, and it was [ … ]
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 [ … ]