Love this for teaching methods! Have one person sit on a chair in front of a white board while the others wrote a positive phrase about them. Take a picture to give to each person. A very creative and positive group activity for older kids
Every day, teachers are being pressured to compete with each other and push their students over the testing precipice, all in the name of accountabilitya word that has become corporate-speak for test, test, test. On a very different trajectory, Rethinking Schools has assembled two new books that focus on what teachers are really accountable for: the learning, empowerment, and well-being of their students. In our spring 2012 issue, we offer five new articles from those books.