During this month, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing projects.

During this short break, I’ll be re-posting some of my favorite posts of 2018.

You might also be interested in A Look Back: All My Favorite Posts From The Past Eleven Years In One Place!


At the faculty meeting today, our principal, Jim Peterson, shared three simple phrases/instructions that teachers can use to maximize student engagement. He gave me permission to publish this image of him and the phrases (along with combinations of the three).  The “write a minimum…” can refer to sentences or words.

They support an instructional concept that he calls TAPN, which he wrote about at my Education Week Teacher column.


I’m adding this post to The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement.