• Expands on the role of exercise in learning and brain development. • Includes classroom examples at both the elementary and secondary levels. • Includes specific references to the Speaking and Listening Skills section of the CCSS. • Discusses John Hattie's research

Show the Status Quo the Door

Show the status quo the door

The status quo is a powerful drug; our natural tendency as educators is to introduce a new group of students to the wonders of our status quo each August or September. As a teacher, I wanted to fold them into “the way things are” within the four walls of my classroom. The way things were in my classroom was probably pretty much the same as the way things were in most classrooms in the junior/senior high school in which I began my teaching career in the 1970s. The bell rang to tell students to hurry on to class; the bell rang to tell them they were late if they were still in the ...

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