Take a few minutes (really… just 4 minutes!) to watch this video from Project Zero about why thinking routines should be used, and the power of using them in your classroom. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=853011791417144&set=vb.232080106843652&&theater
Check out the “Our Journey Page” on the Think from the Middle site. New events are constantly being added to document the happenings at Reuther in year 3.
Do you ever think about whether your classroom is a work oriented classroom or a learning oriented classroom? Here is an interesting article about the homework we send home with kids. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/04/what-if-we-assigned-students-work-that-matters-outside-of-school/