Steph Harvey

I just spent the last two days learning from Stephanie Harvey. (Am I lucky or what?) There are so many big things I’m thinking about. Here’s there:

  1. We must live curious lives. Not curious like odd…curious like wondering and imagining and questioning. I’m planning to pay attention how curiosity plays out in my ordinary life.
  2. You don’t read because you’re smart. You’re smart because you read.
  3. Everyone can learn to think more expansively and extensively. We can teach strategies so students can become skillful, thoughtful, deep thinkers.

And here’s a bonus…

  • There is not a shred of evidence that worksheets help kids learn (or give teachers any useful information to inform instruction).