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These posts are focused on the more professional side of my writing. They include tips, resources, and stories from the classroom.

I’m The M.E.T.H.O.D. Man (Classroom Questioning, Tiger Style)

November 12, 2013 Jose
Wu Tang Clan

Never be afraid to keep students at arms’ length from you work-wise. Therein lies the struggle right now with the immediacy of our work as educators. Too often, we torture ourselves trying to give away all the answers instead of waiting patiently for the right time to insert ourselves. The more we keep feeding them […]

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Monster (Teaching In The Era of Evaluations)

November 7, 2013 Mr. Vilson
Lion Roar

The way I taught this year, you’d think I had a chip on my shoulder. I do, and now I own it. The last two months, I revamped my whole teaching style, not because Charlotte Danielson or any other education expert told me to do it, but because I’m in my ninth year, and damnit, […]

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On Taking Professional Development Into Your Own Hands [CTQ]

October 31, 2013 Mr. Vilson
Mary Beth Hertz Clutching Gadgets

Of course this comes from a real situation. Why else would I write it? Only on the Center for Teaching Quality: Yet, there’s a new type of professional development that’s arisen from connected educators. I’m calling it a third-rail professional development, a hybrid of tech savvy and a healthy dose of networking can make for […]

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Questioning In The Classroom [Comment from Jim Doherty]

October 31, 2013 Mr. Vilson

One of my newer commenters, Jim Doherty, left this comment in reply to my Edutopia piece: The key piece to me is the questioning piece. I think that I always hope that my actions will serve as a model for my students, but I realize more and more that I need to explicitly point out […]

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On Paul Tough and The Four Words I Can’t Stand In My Classroom [Edutopia]

October 24, 2013 Mr. Vilson
paultough

My latest Edutopia article explores the four words I can’t stand to hear from my students (with an analysis of the lies we tell in schools): The discussion around “I can’t do this” can be broken down into three general levels: They genuinely don’t understand the material. They’ve had a long day and just don’t […]

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Bridging The Digital Divide With Technology In Schools [EdSurge]

October 16, 2013 Mr. Vilson

EdSurge, a popular education technology website, recently invited me to write an article for them. My mouth was agape at the offer, mainly because everyone knows I won’t hold back on issues of equity. I applaud their courage for taking me on. Here’s an excerpt: Of course, this means I am advocating for tech as […]

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