Teacherscribe’s Teaching Tip #25
Be a laser instead of a lighthouse.
Keeping with Todd Henry’s metaphor, if the lighthouse represents thinking that is for the most part negative and warning you to keep away, then a laser has to represent the mindset that is focused and cuts through the clutter.
So when you have a new idea, stay focused on what it takes to make the idea happen and cut through all the clutter of why it might not work or why you shouldn’t try it. Your kids deserve that kind of thinking.