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

Productive Student Struggle

So, I’m about four weeks into the new year after being out of the classroom for six years.  I can tell the honeymoon is over. As an Instructional Designer, I had noticed for years the Teacher aversion to including productive struggle into their lessons.  It wasn’t until now, that I understand why. Sir Ken Robinson … Continue reading Productive Student Struggle

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

Instructional Design: A Cautionary Approach

What is the purpose of Instructional Design?  To some perspectives, the answer might lie in the alignment or calibration of curricular needs to ensure equity of education.  In other groups, the answer may rest in the need to inspire students towards self-efficacy.  From my experience, to an instructional coach, the truth lies somewhere in between … Continue reading Instructional Design: A Cautionary Approach