Tracy is speaking my language:
I agree heartily. It seems my best units this year have been ones when I have been the most creative and experimental with the content(persuasion, commercials,logical fallacies, school design than the ones that I’ve tried to do “by the book” (short stories). Great teachers know what their students need and help them find it.
Elsewhere, Jim Burke has made a really cool picture…. I admit I am looking at this to see if I do all these things with my students (I’m pretty sure I do. Sometimes it’s pulling teeth, but we do).