Teaching Below the Surface: Harnessing the Power of Tape

In posts on my own blog I have espoused my enthusiasm for using simple floor tape to manipulate and encourage physical exploration of an environment.  It’s a powerful tool for teaching below the surface, something that makes a bigger impact when you don’t talk about it because it’s just there.  The Reggio Emilia approach says that environment is the third […]

A Backstage Story

So much effort goes into a performance, but the stories backstage – unseen – can be far more important. This one centers on two 5th grade boys… Adiel is a 5th grader in a regular classroom. I’ve been working with him since kindergarten, and he’s always been a bit of a challenge. He spends most […]