Here's what teachers need to know about techniques and strategies to create the most effective video lessons. Much of this information has come through direct interviews with eduCanon's master teachers.
Startup incubators have increased my desire to learn from instructors and are driven by my own personal interests. Three aspects of startup incubators foster unusually powerful learning environments that could transfer to the K-12 context.
The commonly accepted wisdom is that to launch a startup, you need to live in Silicon Valley or NYC. But we decided to stay in Philadelphia where I went to business school. Here's why...
People often ask about how to find a co-founder for their startup. In our case, it was easy, but I have to admit that working with your significant other makes for some interesting pros/cons.
Enthusiasts believe that the flipped classroom movement is completely transforming education, while detractors believe that the technological hurdles are too formidable. So where are we right now?
It took 11 months worth of work to initiate one trial of my startup's video coaching service at a school in Brooklyn. Teachers' reactions ranged from earnest curiosity to outright skepticism.
I worked on ProfessorWord while I was an MBA student. I discovered that graduate school is a great time to launch a startup.
I developed the mindset and fostered the environment to create eduCanon by starting with creative thinking and collaboration while I was a middle school science teacher.
That startup which we call ProfessorWord by any other name would be ... just as sweet? Names are important, especially in the startup world. Mostly because if you pick the wrong name for your startup, it could cost you.
Evaluations are not very useful for improving teacher quality, but we can merge them with professional development to help focus on the growth of teacher quality instead.