Covid-19 Educator’s Lockdown Day 2

As I posted yesterday, below is the second day's email that I sent out to my faculty on Tuesday of this past week.  I hope some of you find this helpful. Email Day 2 - Suggestions Good Tuesday everyone.  For my second day of recommendations for engaging our students at home, let’s talk about interactive … Continue reading Covid-19 Educator’s Lockdown Day 2

Student Created Questions

Something that I have latched onto in my time in education (20+ years), is that students struggle with asking questions.  Everyone thinks they can ask a question, until they are put on the spot and required to produce a deeply thinking, open-ended, complex question.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of the questions asked by students are … Continue reading Student Created Questions

21st Century Teaching

I recently read a blog that elaborated on the 21st-century skills every student needs.  You can see the blog here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/21st-century-skills-future-jobs-students/  It’s not really that much different than the framework created by p21.org.  However, it got me thinking.  Why are so many businesses or corporations repeating themselves about these skills?  Is it that students are … Continue reading 21st Century Teaching

Empowering to Innovate through Design #IMMOOC

On my journey to become a better educator, I’ve continually heard about “instructional design.”  However, it wasn’t until now, decades later, that I realize that what I’ve been contributing to my curriculum (and others) hasn’t really truly been design.  I’ve been a technology instructional coach now for four years and only because of the work … Continue reading Empowering to Innovate through Design #IMMOOC

Shift Happens

Probably one of the most frustrating things in education is when small changes create entire paradigm shifts.  It’s frustrating not because the shift is occurring, but because not many people acknowledge or adopt the shift.  For example, our district has adopted the Google Apps for Education.  It is a very versatile package that simulates Microsoft … Continue reading Shift Happens