You Want To Get Started With Coding? Figure Out How To Walk To The Bathroom Or Sink!

Setting up a classroom this year is a bit like a puzzle. I cannot tell you the amount of time that Paula and I spent measuring out desks and tables, moving furniture around, and problem solving as part of the … Continue reading

Decoding, Comprehension … And What Else?

As many of my blog readers know, I’ve struggled with reading assessments in the past. I’m not always convinced that a formal assessment is better than the day-to-day observations and conversations that we have with kids. I truly believe that … Continue reading

What If We Focused On Thinking And Problem Solving Instead Of Coding?

Computer Science Education Week begins today, and is often associated with the #HourOfCode. Some students will be receiving their first introduction to coding, and while it’s exciting for children to try new things and be introduced to options that may … Continue reading

Contemplating Coding Once Again … What Do You Think?

I have blogged a lot about coding before, and this is a topic that I continue to contemplate as I learn more about it. When I read the finalized Kindergarten Program Document this summer, I saw some great connections to … Continue reading

How Do We Make Coding A Real Choice?

Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to meet with Enzo Ciardelli: a fellow teacher in the Board and a strong advocate for coding (and computer science) in the classroom. It was during our discussion that I had an epiphany:┬ácoding … Continue reading