Doug Robertson

Doug Robertson is an eleventh-year teacher currently talking at fifth graders in Northern Oregon. He’s taught in California, Hawaii, and Oregon in 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades. He’s the author of two books about education, He’s the Weird Teacher and THE Teaching Text (You’re Welcome), and the novel The Unforgiving Road. He is also an active blogger and the editor of the CUE blog. Doug regularly speaks at teaching conferences, presenting on everything from technology to teaching philosophy (or teaching The Weird Way, to use his words). Doug is also the creator and moderator of #WeirdEd on Twitter, which happens every Wednesday at 7pm PST.

Reflecting Out Loud

Reflecting Out Loud

You kneel down next to the student and gently but firmly say, “I want you to think about what you’ve done.” The student’s eyes look off into the distance for a moment, then return to yours. “Kay. Done.” “No,” you say. “Really think about what you have done.” The student’s brow furrows, trying to mimic

You kneel down next to the student and gently but firmly say, “I want you to think about what you’ve done.” The student’s eyes look off into the distance for a moment, then return to yours. “Kay. Done.” “No,” you say. “Really think about what you have done.” The student’s brow furrows, trying to mimic... read more

Give Them an Audience

Give Them an Audience

The teacher plays a part, but is not the purpose. By training students to write for themselves and the world, and to see the value in it, they won’t stop.

The teacher plays a part, but is not the purpose. By training students to write for themselves and the world, and to see the value in it, they won't stop.... read more