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Five Steps to a Great Video Lesson

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 School: Three aspects for K-12 Schools to Emulate

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.


To Be in Silicon Valley or Not to Be? Why We Stayed in Philly

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...


When Your Co-Founder is Also Your Significant Other

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.


Is the Flipped Class Model Here to Stay?

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?


Convincing Teachers that Coaching Means Support, Not Obstruction

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.


Six Reasons to Be a (Graduate) "Studentpreneur"

I worked on ProfessorWord while I was an MBA student. I discovered that graduate school is a great time to launch a startup.


Innovative Teacher in Three (Easy) Steps

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.


What's in a Startup Name? How to Choose One That Fits Your Company

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.


Quitting the Evaluation Frenzy: Growing Teacher Quality Instead

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.


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