Teaching with E R A S E R S
“This philosophy first uses the literal purpose of an eraser to guide classroom culture… Much like an eraser allows us to remove and improve upon our mistakes, the philosophy of teaching with erasers incorporates the same security and growth mentality throughout all classroom actions.
“The second use for the eraser comes in its role as an educational acronym: Expectations, Relevance, Autonomy with Accountability, Stress with Support, Enjoyment, Reflection, and Success. These seven characteristics are consistently visible throughout the plans and lessons of the great teaching I have observed… It is important to note that they are rarely mutually exclusive in practice and are, in fact, commonly seen building upon one another.”
Devin Clifford, Cardigan Mountain School, Canaan, NH