In the Midst of it

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”              ―Aristotle To create that sweet spot in learning I just have to dive in, try new things and allow it to get a little messy. It seems to me that it is…

Keep Climbing

“If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done” – Thomas Jefferson When I first moved to Colorado,  I wanted to be one of those people who had climbed a fourteener, one of the 54 mountain peaks here in CO that are above 14,000 feet.  It…

Feedback or Feedforward?

Feed students forward.   My middle schoolers eyes widened as we began classes last year with this simple statement: We are going to try something new. Instead of saying feedback, we are going to say feedforward.  We don’t want to feed each other back as learners, we want to feed one another forward.  I wanted…