Posts by Emily Riley
History shows that suspension and expulsion of students does more harm than good, so my school has chosen to implement a new form of school discipline called Restorative Practices. Here are my observations on this approach so far.
During my first year of teaching, I failed to find a means of coping with the ongoing emotional rollercoaster of this career. During the second year, I found the game-changer I needed to overcome my stress and focus instead on my classroom.
As a new teacher, I was introduced early on to alternative forms of testing that may help transform school learned information from technical facts to applicable knowledge, such as Integrated Performance Assessment.
In the age of 21st century schools, flipped classrooms and cyber education, what is the future of the traditional classroom teacher? An experiment with a language app in my classroom helped me decide.