The first step to respond to challenging behavior has nothing to do with the student. It starts with me.
In a developmental approach to education reform, we must dismantle outdated and ineffective systems and rebuild from the ground up with a structural shift in our teaching and learning.
Wherever I go, I keep with me two pieces of paper. A quote clipped from the calendar of my first year of teaching, and a note from a student's mother. The quote, by Wendell Berry, says, "A teacher's major contribution may pop out anonymously in the life of some ex-student's grandchild."The note expresses a mother's... Continue Reading →
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In From Systems to Structures Part 1, I discussed the importance for a new guiding metaphor in the world of education. We call education a system that requires reform. Instead, we can transform education when we build a structure. To build a solid Education Structure we need a blueprint, a model from which to start.... Continue Reading →