Big Fish: Ensuring Continuous Growth for all Students

Big Fish: Ensuring Continuous Growth for all Students

One of my favorite movies ever is Big Fish. For me, it was one of those movies that I talked about for hours after I watched it because it was open to different interpretations. My intention is not to provide you with a movie review, but you should check it out.  The movie really zeroes in on this successful, larger than life type of character. We all know someone like that. It doesn’t take long to spot a big fish.  They’re the one with the natural charm. Classroom Connection Who’s…

Comfort and Joy: Learning Space Matters

Comfort and Joy: Learning Space Matters

Everyone should have an opportunity to learn in a positive environment, to enjoy the learning process, and feel comfortable and content in it-Barry Saide Have you ever had to sit in a squeaky or wobbly chair for an extended period of time, or listen to an unusually loud tick of a clock? Although these things seem small and insignificant, they can be huge distractions in a learning environment.  How do small discomforts interfere with teaching and learning? Okay, so I will be upfront and say that one of my pet…