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Angels And Superheroes
Strategies, solutions, and encouragement for compassionate educators.
About this blog
About Jack and Krista/Contact Us
What We Do Here (at Gamble Montessori)
What We Do Here
“CUES Cast” Center for Urban Educational Studies
The Gamble Montessori Great Lesson
Gamble Moments: The Power of the Positive
Differentiation: The Latest Great Debate
Commencement – A Celebration of the Individual
Welcome Back! — Helping Students Return After Suspension
What’s Your Story?
Gators Give Back: Building Meaningful Community Service
A Dramatic Turn
This “Montessori Thing”
Secondary Montessori — New Curriculum Rooted in Old Pedagogy
Valorization of the Adolescent
Socratic Seminar for Every Classroom
Real World Experiences / Field Experiences Overview
Erdkinder – The Fall Camping Experience
Real-World Experiences: Solving Problems
Pigeon Key: A Glimpse Into the Heart and Soul of Education
You Never Know Where You Will Find Angels
Leading with Heart (Administration)
Giving An A
Lead by Helping Others Lead
The Long Game
No Failure of Nerve
What are your core values? (You have them, right?)
Lead Change by Changing
Mission and Vision
Conversational Capacity: Learning How to Lead
The Militarized Classroom
Why Are You Leaving Me?
Discipline with Love and Logic
How to Lead: More Questions Than Answers
Decisions, Decisions … Determining How to Decide
Collaboration: The Tale of a Team
Co-Teaching: A Story of Arranged Marriage
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
The Gamble Montessori Staff Agreement
Gamble’s Mentoring Program: Teacher to Teacher
Hate PD? Try Voluntary Piloting.
The Systemic Problem of Teacher Burnout
What Is Teacher Leadership?
The Art of Teaching
Exeter Math Institute: Math or Social Justice?
CMStep — Transformation of the Teacher
Teaching Morality: The Kohlberg Chart
“That Thing Where You Tell Us What We’re Good At”
Grading to Encourage Effort
Flow: Getting beyond gamification and badges in the classroom
Control in the Classroom: Letting Students Lead
Are You Handing Out Hidden Rewards?
How Do You Measure a Year?
Creating Change: Yes, We Can!
Back to School: The Prepared Environment
Rebuilding Your Ladder of Inference
How Much “In Trouble” Is Too Much? (When a phone call home won’t help.)
The Science Behind the Art
Neuroscience – Or How Teachers Become Tigers
Growth Mindset: Creating A Culture of Courage
They All Failed The Test. What Do I Do?
Drowning in Data Points
Make your classroom culturally responsive
Encouraging Diversity — A Place to Begin
Exploring Racial Bias: Reflecting Inward, Projecting Outward (Part 1)
Exploring Racial Bias: Reflecting Inward, Projecting Outward (Part 2)
Getting Uncomfortable — Let’s Talk About Race In The Classroom
The Seven Gateways
The Seven Gateways: How to Teach the Whole Child
7 Gateways: The Hunger for Joy and Delight
The 7 Gateways: The Need for Initiation
The Seven Gateways: The Longing for Silence and Solitude
The 7 Gateways: The Search for Meaning and Purpose
The 7 Gateways: The Yearning for Deep Connection
The Rest of It
Paying Back Privilege
Make the Most of Spring Break
Summer Homework: The Debate is Over
The Empty Chair – For Bridgette, with love
Take A Break!
Talking About Tragedy
When the Political Is Personal*
The Real Crisis in Education:An Open Letter to the Department of Education
The Courage to Teach – Rather Than Test
Angels and Superheroes Reader Survey
The Big Short: When the Education Bubble Bursts
Seeking Inspiration? — Read this Book!
Good Books: The Checklist Manifesto
Good Books: The Talent Code
We’re Writing A Book!!
Let’s Meet! (Good Books: Meeting Wise)