Author Archives: Dr. Ostroff

About Dr. Ostroff

Head of Upper School at The Emery/Weiner School in Houston, TX

What’s the Magic Number?

Students in my Government classes have recently completed work on long-term, collaborative projects. Initially, I assigned the teams – after asking students for input about which of their classmates they preferred to work with (and which they’d rather avoid). I … Continue reading

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Toward a Community of Practice

I imagine a group of teachers engaged in a professional conversation – perhaps at lunch or maybe in the workroom. One relates a story about students from class and asks for help; a colleague offers a tidbit of advice. Another … Continue reading

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