Wow – I just watched this video.  I think it is awesome.  I finally finished reading and listening to this book.  I strongly encourage all educators to read this book.  Although it is “that time” of the school year where we are counting the days, this book rejuvenated my brain.  I’ve had so many ideas pop into my head and I’m excited about finishing this year off strong!

Now I’m ready to start working on lesson plans to begin the new school year as well.  I’m going to focus the shift from me asking the questions and have the students feel safe enough to ask questions, try new ideas, learn from their mistakes – because they are not mistakes.  We need to teach our students how to think through a problem and find a solution – yes, through mistakes, through trial and error.