Zachary Herrmann

Zachary Herrmann is a candidate for the Doctor of Education Leadership degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a former math teacher who researches and writes about teacher innovation. Follow him on Twitter at @zachherrmann.

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Breathe Life Into Your Lessons By Applying Elements of Storytelling

Posted by Zachary Herrmann on October 30, 2017

Have you ever been on the outside of an inside joke? Key details are missing; you're confused, and you quickly become disengaged. I fear that our students may sometimes feel the same way about school: There’s a storyline that they aren’t quite seeing.

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Topics: Teaching Strategies

Finding What's True: A Cross-Disciplinary Search

Posted by Zachary Herrmann on May 18, 2017

One of the demands of democracy is the ability to productively engage with others who see things differently—to debate ideas, learn from one another, and advocate for thoughtful and informed decisions. Productive engagement of this kind requires us to think critically and to try to discern fact from opinion, hypothesis from truth. This last part has felt especially complicated over the last several months.

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Topics: Democracy

Focus on Your Well-Being for You and Your Students

Posted by Zachary Herrmann on March 7, 2017

Educators often talk about “student well-being,” but we rarely define the term. We know we want more for our students than just academic achievement, but most of us struggle to articulate a vision for what that more looks like, and how to work toward it.

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Topics: Students, Teaching, Teachers, Social-Emotional Learning

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