With each new experience comes a certain amount of risk and as educators, we need to encourage students to bravely take them. Success may take time, but taking that first step is the hardest. How do you inspire kids to take the leap?
What advice would you give your first year self? Here are some of the things I wish I knew when I started.
What were your favorite posts about grading this year? What did you learn? Will you be throwing out grades in 2015?
How do you define learning? How does that definition color the way you teach? Consider your thoughts as you hear what other educators say on the topic.
Ever wonder how students define learning? After thinking about the idea a lot, I figured it was time to ask them. Read on to hear what they said.
How do you figure out each child's unique gifts? What do you do in your classes to foster and develop those gifts? What opportunities to give these students to share their gifts with others? Read on for some ideas.
Why ask kids to take a test when they can a make movie and masterfully show synthesis of many skills and content at once? AP Literature and Composition students tasked with showing their knowledge of satire create short movies to tie in technology skills, writing skills and reading skills. Peers provide feedback.
Twitter has finally made an appearance at Tech Monday at our professional development time. Trying to sell social media to a largely non-connected audience proved to be a challenge, but I'm not giving up.
What happens when we provide choice only to overwhelm students? Too often, we think we're doing the "right" thing only to encounter student push back with the freedom we provide. Freedom can be scary, so let's demystify it for our kids.
Teach kids to tell stories in 140 characters or less. Imagine the power of concise communication while documenting special school events or every day life.