Here's the best reason to take it easy on George: edutopia.org.
It's an awesome site.
Since the 1990's, his educational foundation has been dedicated to telling the stories of what actually works in education.
Here's a great piece from edutopia.org by Ben Johnson on student engagement - Great Teachers Don't Teach.
- Stacking the deck in your students' favor
- Firing them up
- Getting out of their way
Enjoy that summer break!