Power in the Classroom

by Marcia Carmichael-Murphy marcia.carmichaelm@jefferson.kyschools.us “If the structure does not permit dialogue, the structure must be changed.  Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information.” -Paulo Freire Traditional school and classrooms can often be void of dialogue, either conversational or instructional. We have all seen in […]

A Teacher’s Magic Trick

by Johanna Parr johanna.parr@jefferson.kyschools.us @KlondikeMrsParr ‏ As the school year approaches, many teachers may be looking for effective ways to “magically” transform their classroom into a room full of well-behaved students.  Year after year educators attempt new systems in their classrooms such as using clothespins, traffic lights or […]