Thank You, Magical Educators

By Stefani Roth

This week a wonderful thing happened. World-famous performer, Adele, when asked about someone who had inspired and supported her when she was young, readily spoke about a teacher who changed her life. From out of the crowd, came the lovely Ms. McDonald who embraced Adele and told...

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Powerful Assessment Through Simple Visuals

In my recent Edutopia article, “Drawings as Formative Assessment”, I promote the use of drawings as assessments because of the insights they offer teachers about what students do and do not understand. 

As I read through the comments on the Facebook post of the article, I...

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Harold and Maude, sunflowers, and the value of each human being

By Stefani Roth

One of my favorite movies is Harold and Maude. A little-known gem about a young man coming of age meeting and falling in love with a vivacious, soon-to-be 80-year-old woman.

Wait, what? Yup, all kinds of things to unpack in that storyline, but the most important, as is usually the...

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