Question For Stuart Smalley

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben's Patreon at $10 or more
Already a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to access this content.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIn

4 thoughts on “Question For Stuart Smalley”

  1. Alisa Shapiro-Rosenberg

    So in this post NCLB zombie world, kids acting out, protesting, misbehavin’ -is a sign of hope & protest, or their crappy attitudes are a symptom of the bloody personality extraction via standardized testing?

  2. Either way, Alisa, it takes a courageous teacher to invite play into their classrooms, when it is met so often with derision by so many unhappy kids. Maybe the answer lies at the elementary level, to build positive feelings toward the language early enough. I don’t know what the answer is, but I do know that if we relax more, if we build community more, if we stop allowing the data turds to dictate how we assess (more humanly – see the post on Reading from a few days ago), if we state to all of the control freaks around us that WE, not they, are the experts in curriculum design and in instruction, then we might have some hope.

  3. Ben, you just described my current situation to a T. It’s so exhausting to try and turn it around. I’m learning how to do it when I have the energy and how to duck out when it’s too much. It’s hard! But I’m glad you and others get it!

  4. I think we all get it bc so few of us have schools in which a manageable culture and supportive admin team exist. Where we teach is so big, and I am just hoping that in your setting you even make it through the year. Things are better than a few months ago?

Leave a Comment

  • Search

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe to Our Mailing List

No spam, notifications only about new products, updates.

Related Posts

The Problem with CI

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben’s Patreon at $10 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to

CI and the Research (cont.)

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben’s Patreon at $10 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to

Research Question

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben’s Patreon at $10 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to

We Have the Research

To view this content, you must be a member of Ben’s Patreon at $10 or more Unlock with PatreonAlready a qualifying Patreon member? Refresh to

$10

~PER MONTH

Subscribe to be a patron and get additional posts by Ben, along with live-streams, and monthly patron meetings!

Also each month, you will get a special coupon code to save 20% on any product once a month.

  • 20% coupon to anything in the store once a month
  • Access to monthly meetings with Ben
  • Access to exclusive Patreon posts by Ben
  • Access to livestreams by Ben