Edtech in the Gradeless Classroom: Google Keep

"To one with a hammer, everything looks like a nail." This adage reveals the power tools have to shape our perceptions. What does this mean for the tools we use in the classroom? If using a hammer pushes me to see nails wherever I look, how is the grade book software on my computer influencing … Continue reading Edtech in the Gradeless Classroom: Google Keep

Now’s the Time to Cultivate Culture

Culture, like the air we breathe, is all around us. As social beings who live in community, we exist simultaneously in a variety of cultural contexts that have a profound impact on the kinds of interactions we have and the decisions we make. Culture shapes our relationships and establishes the frontiers that define our communities. … Continue reading Now’s the Time to Cultivate Culture

The Problem With “Measure”

One of the biggest blessings in my life is my marriage. I love my wife. When I dislocated my knee (twice!), I experienced pain. I react with anger when confronted with injustice. Joy warms my entire being when my daughter slips her hand into mine as we walk. With some thought and effort, I could … Continue reading The Problem With “Measure”