Making Us Think


This week I’ve encountered two articles that have really made me think. I’d like to share them with you:

The first article is from the blog Two Writing Teachers and is by Anna Gratz Cockerille, a literacy coach in New York City. In her post she writes about teachers using their own writing to help students learn the process. 

The second article is from SundayReview in The Times. Tina Rosenberg writes about the efforts of Clintondale High School in Michigan to “flip” their classes. The concept of flipped classrooms is not new but I was struck by how Clintondale is using data to inform their decision making in the process.

Try to find a few minutes and read these articles. They’ll make us all think about how we can continue to innovate our teaching practices and maybe even offer a bit of inspiration.

Jonathan Olsen