"While some Jews believe that not having a Jewish mother makes me not Jewish, I have learned the hard way that those who hate do not make such fine distinctions."
"In order to get my students to a deeper understanding of this event, I decided that we had to make their thinking visible in two ways:
1. A Socratic Seminar about the topic of our writing
2. A thinking routine that will help us connect the ideas discussed in our socratic seminar to our writing"
"Digital devices have transformed the way we document, share and assess student growth. Students and teachers can document learning simply through taking a photo or short video or using innovative processes to create multimedia products to demonstrate learning. Almost all students at SIS now have digital portfolios and blogs"
"There’s a difference between displaying student work and capturing the actual moves that deepened understanding or improved performance. Those who strive to make learning visible appreciate how messy and overwhelming this work can be."