What’s New at HPL?

What’s New at HPL?

I love the work we do in schools!  I love working with students. I love working with teachers and coaches and principals. I love watching kids work things out on their own. I love watching faces light up when they figure things out and connect the dots on their own. I...
Learning to Student in HPL

Learning to Student in HPL

Most of us would agree that we learn best through experience—by doing ourselves what we are trying to learn to do. We know that to learn how to do anything, you have to actually do it. To learn to swim, you have to get in the water, pick up your feet, and move your...
Just Reading

Just Reading

Just Reading…Seriously? Several years ago, I interviewed for a job. A couple of people on the interview panel asked me about a state-wide reading initiative that I had been involved in in the early 2000’s. Typical of these interviews, they wanted to know...
“You Coming in my Room Today?”

“You Coming in my Room Today?”

He was sort of holding up the wall, waiting in a loosely-formed line to go into his sixth-grade classroom. As I walked by, he spoke to me without moving his head off the wall. “You coming in my room today?” I stopped and turned toward him. His head still propped...