Passing the Baton: Empowering ALL Students with Theresa Hoover and Kathryn Finch

“If I could flip it a little bit and empower the kids and you know, intrinsically motivate them … So the idea of shifting just a little bit of your thinking to you know, giving the kids a little bit more of the ownership of the learning. If we give them autonomy, mastery, and purpose… that’s where they are intrinsically motivated and ready to you know take on their learning.”

The Middle Schooler That Never Grew Up & The Infamous Cup of Doom with Mark A. Hensler

“We had something that I call the cup of doom, where we put all the kids names on the popsicle stick. I would alternate the test one week we would go Alphabetically you know by last name A to Z and then the next, it was random. But the kids they would start chanting ‘Cup of Doom! Cup of Doom!’, like they couldn’t wait to take the playing tests!”