What if we used twitter as if it were the most powerful professional development tool in history: a global network of educators?
Rereading is a common strategy because it provides the illusion of competence; it feels like learning is happening, but in reality fluency is established, not lasting understanding.
What if you could completely shift from a teacher-centered to a student-centered classroom without completely changing your materials or the basic content of your course?
As teachers we have the responsibility of establishing that culture. It is a hard thing to balance: friendly, but not a friend; professional, but not stiff; fun, but maintaining a focus on learning.
Our thoughts are not static, why should our notebooks be?