Irresistible Practice

“Practice,” as in homework, takes buy-in.  What’s the buy-in for students in our classroom?  Grades?  Fear of consequences? Accolades?  Certainly not samyama.  It’s time to rethink why we assign homework in the classroom.  Practice is important, but so is teaching why practice is important and how frustration is part of challenge and growth!  via Beautiful Samyama

Irresistible Notions.

 

I can’t imagine a classroom where flux and flow are just what they are…testing culture is alive and well in school.  It is difficult to let it go and just teach.  It is challenging not to be annoyed by classroom disturbances; at times, these feel like someone or something is pinging away from our test scores (i.e, our VAM scores).   Today, I will try to cultivate more presence and awareness to the forces that truly exist in the classroom and be present among and admist these, without judgment, without reaction, without annoyance.  All teachers know this is where teaching and learning truly reside.

via Flow and flux.