Speak Into the Lives of Others

When I was in the classroom, much of my favorite student writing came in response to an assignment I often ended the school year with in my English classes that dealt with two weighty ideas. Students first encountered this claim—“The thing about humans is that they are constantly comparing themselves to one another”—before moving on to […]

Did he really know better?

A few years ago I was asked a simple question that has impacted nearly every academic or behavior conversation I’ve had since. Sitting in a training (with admittedly low expectations), this question surprised me: If a student in your class made a mistake on an academic assignment, would it make sense to say, “You knew […]