So what does this have to do with The Writing Map anyway?
Chapter 1 RETHINK SCHOOL If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. John Dewey At every crossway on the road that leads to the future, each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand men appointed to guard… Continue reading
PART 1 RETHINK EVERYTHING: Ask ‘WHY?’ The brain likes to nibble; it does not like paradigm shifts. Eric Jensen Whenever something brand new comes along – something that isn’t just a “new and improved” version of what we are familiar with – our first impulse is to reject it. That is probably… Continue reading
Imagine Take a deep breath. Now another one. Sit back, get comfortable, and close your eyes. Now think about the perfect school and let your mind wander for just a bit. You may be seeing a school you know. Perhaps you saw one from your childhood that holds warm memories. Or maybe what… Continue reading
My perception of myself as a teacher shifted during the summer of 1997 when my husband and I were on vacation in Oregon. It was August and we had another couple of weeks before I had to be home to start getting my classroom ready for the new school year. We were on the coast,… Continue reading