At the end of November, Andy Milne and Justin Schleider organized the #slowchatgiftx, a holiday gift exchange for health and physical educators in the US. Approximately 30 teachers signed up and agreed to send a surprise gift (with a $20 limit) to another educator. I received the book, Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Dr. Stuart Brown, from Terri Drain. According to Brown, “people have a dominant mode of play that falls into one of eight types,” which he calls play personalities. “No one is a… Read More
In 2013, Sarah completely overhauled her grading practices by switching from traditional, old-school grading to standards-based instruction and assessment. Prior to making the switch, her students’ grades were based on whether or not they changed their clothes for class and participated in every activity. Now, when everything’s going according to plan, her lessons are tied to clear learning goals and objectives, and her students’ grades are based on what they know, understand, and can do.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” -Carl Jung Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017, as a category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph. For the next several days the storm pounded the Texas coast and dropped an estimated 11 trillion tons of water on Texas. The result, according to AccuWeather.com, was about 51 inches of rain in some places, fifty-eight counties have been declared disaster areas, there have been at least 3,400 water rescues, 30,000 people are displaced,… Read More