Author Archives: Catlin Tucker

Scavenger Hunt: Get Kids Talking on the 1st Day of School

Relationship building needs to start on the first day of school if teachers are going to cultivate a community of learners willing to take risks and engage with one another. That said, building a community can be challenging, especially in … Continue reading

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Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades

In a blog post I wrote titled Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?, I encourage teachers to think about the purpose of the work students are doing and evaluate whether it makes sense for them to invest their time … Continue reading

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Using Computers in the Classroom: Shifting from Consumption to Creation

In the last few months, I have read several articles about increasing pushback against the use of technology in schools. The Atlantic published a piece called “The Backlash Against Screen Time at School,” The Guardian published an article titled “Children … Continue reading

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