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Series: Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act – Part Four: Be Brave, Mess Up, But Do Something

EdCollab series-headerTo kick off our month-long webinar series for the new school year, Heinemann is featuring a ”Classroom Essentials for Right Now”  back to school blog series written by Heinemann author Christopher Lehman and his colleagues from The Educator Collaborative. Each blog offers practical, heartfelt advice on how to start the year off right. From being a thoughtful, reflective practitioner to creating a joyful community of learners, honoring student voice and choice. How do I choose the right books? How do I help my students become better writers? What do I do about grades? Join us starting this week as Chris and his colleagues share their “Classroom Essentials for Right Now.” In part three of Chris' series, he shares with us a tool for self-reflection created by The Education Collaborative. 

Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act

Part Four: Be Brave, Mess Up, But Do Something

Written by Christopher Lehman

In this series, “Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act,” we started with reminding ourselves of our mission (Part One); then, took on critical reflections about our classroom, practice, and beliefs (Part Two); then, I shared the Strong Classrooms Self-Assessment we developed at The Educator Collaborative to support your self-reflection work (Part Three). In this final post, let’s think about moving from reflection to taking action.

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Series: Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act – Part Three: A Tool to Rethink Reflection

EdCollab series-headerTo kick off our month-long webinar series for the new school year, Heinemann is featuring a ”Classroom Essentials for Right Now”  back to school blog series written by Heinemann author Christopher Lehman and his colleagues from The Educator Collaborative. Each blog offers practical, heartfelt advice on how to start the year off right. From being a thoughtful, reflective practitioner to creating a joyful community of learners, honoring student voice and choice. How do I choose the right books? How do I help my students become better writers? What do I do about grades? Join us starting this week as Chris and his colleagues share their “Classroom Essentials for Right Now.” In part three of Chris' series, he shares with us a tool for self-reflection created by The Education Collaborative. 

Series: Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act

Part Three: A Tool from The Educator Collaborative to Rethink Reflection

Written by Christopher Lehman

Critical self-reflection is important to ourselves and our students. It is a political act because it helps to shape, reshape, or deconstruct our beliefs and the ways we enact them. In education today, to be frank, critical self-reflection can also be a political act because it is often counter to the “teacher evaluation system” model of outsiders judging your performance.

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Series: Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act – Part Two: Challenging the World Outside

EdCollab series-headerTo kick off our month-long webinar series for the new school year, Heinemann is featuring a ”Classroom Essentials for Right Now”  back to school blog series written by Heinemann author Christopher Lehman and his colleagues from The Educator Collaborative. Each blog offers practical, heartfelt advice on how to start the year off right. From being a thoughtful, reflective practitioner to creating a joyful community of learners, honoring student voice and choice. How do I choose the right books? How do I help my students become better writers? What do I do about grades? Join us starting this week as Chris and his colleagues share their “Classroom Essentials for Right Now.” In part two of Chris' series, he reminds us our children are still calling to us.

Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act

Part Two: Challenging the World Outside

Written by Christopher Lehman

In Part One, we looked inward to reflect on our personal mission. In this post, we will look critically at our beliefs and actions. 

What I most want to remind you today, here near the start of the school year, is that our children not only called you to this profession, they are still calling you. In fact, they are calling you, calling all of us, more loudly than ever.

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Series: Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act – Part One: Reflecting on Our Mission

EdCollab series-headerTo kick off our month-long webinar series for the new school year, Heinemann is featuring a ”Classroom Essentials for Right Now”  back to school blog series written by Heinemann author Christopher Lehman and his colleagues from The Educator Collaborative. Each blog offers practical, heartfelt advice on how to start the year off right. From being a thoughtful, reflective practitioner to creating a joyful community of learners, honoring student voice and choice. How do I choose the right books? How do I help my students become better writers? What do I do about grades? Join us starting this week as Chris and his colleagues share their “Classroom Essentials for Right Now.” 

Educator Self-Reflection as a Political Act

Part One: Reflecting on Our Mission

Written by Christopher Lehman

We are so lucky to be educators.

There are so few professions that allow you to live inside of your full heart and full mind all at once. As Sonia Nieto writes in the first chapter of Why We Teach Now, “Teaching is doing: It takes reflection, planning nurturing, dreaming, scheduling, imagining, effecting, judging, succeeding, failing, improving, and then figuring it out all over again. …Teaching is not for the faint of heart”(2014, 9).

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Santa Fe Day 1 Live Blog: Teaching for Engagement, Inquiry, and Understanding

Screen Shot 2016-01-16 at 6.54.51 AMAll this weekend we'll be live blogging from our Santa Fe Institute. If you're on Twitter, we'll be posting on the hashtag #‎HSantaFe16. Our focus is "Teaching for Engagement, Inquiry, and Understanding: Reaching Beyond Standards." The Institute is led by Smokey Daniels and features Nancy Steineke, Chris Lehman, Sara Ahmed, and Kristin Ziemke.

See below for the live blog. We'll be updating it throughout the day. 

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