This letter is part of a series of letters taking place between Jeremy Macdonald @MrMacnology, a 5th grade teacher in Oregon, and Pernille Ripp @4thgrdteacher, 4th grade teacher in Wisconsin; two educators who for the first time are attempting a no grades classroom, as well as limited homework. We share our thoughts and struggles with creating the… Continue reading Are We Setting Students up for Failure?
What an amazing last couple of months it has been as my life has been transformed by blogs. These are just some of my many favorites as requested by EduBlogs. Best individual blog What Ed Said by Edna SacksonBest individual tweeter Shelly TerrellBest group blog Connected PrincipalsBest resource sharing blog Larry FerlazzoMost influential blog post… Continue reading My Edublog Nominations
This weekend marked the first ever Reform Symposium, which was an incredible experience of people involved in education all coming together to tear it apart and perhaps puzzle it all back together. There were many stellar talks but my favorite presentation was by far Joe Bower´s on Abolishing Grades, although I must admit I am… Continue reading So I Wrote to Alfie Kohn…
If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I recommend a lot of books on there, in fact, it is the number one thing I use my account for. Perhaps you follow me there? If you don’t, or if you missed some, I figured a blog post to pull them all together would… Continue reading #PernilleRecommends – My Favorite Books January through April, 2021
I wasn’t born a rule breaker. In my hometown of Bjerringbro, Denmark, population 7,390, I did not strive to be a rebel without a cause. In fact I was your average tomboy, a middle of the roader, a child deemed living below their potential. I followed the rules set forth because that is what I… Continue reading Rulebreaker
I, too, have joined the ranks of the faithful PLN supporters; the ones that proclaim all of the amazing things that have happened to us because of our connection with others whether we choose to call it a PLN or simply a community. And yet, today I was reminded of just how big of an… Continue reading Just an Every Day PLN Moment