Project CRISS Blog

August 11, 2017 - Different Approaches. A CCSS writing standard and key to metacognition.

July 23, 2017 - Sherman Alexie's Apology.. and more Author's Craft.

June 5, 2017 - An author's craft joke. Yes, really.

May 20, 2017 - Mistakes were made. Use the DOE's action in response to formatting errors to reflect on your grading practices.

May 12, 2017 - Grit and CRISS: I had to talk about it eventually.

March 1, 2017 - This Mo Willems article is awesome.

February 12, 2017 - Music Class and Memories: (Barn)Storming the Doorway Effect.

January 14, 2017 - Authentic Texts (aka Beyond textbooks and primary sources).

December 21, 2016 - Modeling metacognition with your own readings.

December 1, 2016 - Bringing the magic of picture books and rigor of Common Core to high school students.

November 2, 2016 - How do you reflect with the K crowd?

October 10, 2016 - Experiment on your loved ones: The importance of modeling or writing or both.

August 5, 2016 - Sticky Notes with Debates and Discussions

July 27, 2016 - Padlet, Google Classroom, and Slack. #NewTools #Ideas #Questioning #AmIDoingThisRight #Hashtag

July 26, 2016 - It's awfully quiet in the blog. But not in real life.

May 31, 2016 - What's lingering in your classroom library? Analyze for diversity.

May 23, 2016 - Pattern Puzzles: My favorite strategy.

May 10, 2016 - Fostering creativity.

April 29, 2016 - What does an A mean? What is a C? Grade your grading.

April 21, 2016 - I started reading End of Average and my brain is already spinning.

April 11, 2016 - A different way to Jigsaw.

April 4, 2016 - Curious, peculiar, strange, odd, fantastical, interesting, mildly amusing vocabulary.

March 24, 2016 - A lot of people ask us how CRISS works with the Danielson Framework. Short answer: Good teaching is good teaching. Long answer: This blog post.

March 22, 2016 - What to expect when expecting a CRISS workshop. Here's a link to a 22-minute taste (or review) of our history, workshop goals, and the active and reflective nature of our workshop.

March 17, 2016 - EdTech is exciting! Excel is boring! So if Excel is also edtech does that make this entry exciting or boring?

March 16, 2016 - KWL is an familiar and useful strategy that can easily fall flat. Don't give up on them until you read this entry!

March 15, 2016 - Do infants show metacognition? Consider using this article with older students to spur discussion.