The Teacher Is The Class

I asked a student what her favorite class was and she began listing her favorite teachers.  I stopped her and said, “Oh no I wasn’t talking about teachers I was talking about classes.”  I’ll always remember what she said.  She said: “Mr. Neil, the teacher is the class.” Wow.  Nothing stronger or more empowering than … Continue reading The Teacher Is The Class

Read Deeply

How do we learn to read, think, and write deeply?  With practice.   To help you, I put together some tips on how to read deeply:  1. Read with your mind on fire – Devour the text you are reading. Read actively. 2. Read with a pen – Underline things you find interesting or important. This is incredibly effective. … Continue reading Read Deeply