A leader should empower, recognize, and encourage their staff.
I was once told “Anyone can teach.” I believe this is partly true but being an effective teacher requires time, effort, and preparation. Attempting to teach a lesson without certain… Read more →
As a teacher, I have evidence that my teaching had far more reaching effects on students than the subject itself. So I will depart with a final thought that I expect will alter the way you view your role: “As teachers, we inspire a difference in students’ lives, not only in their ability.”
I’m going through the concepts of the common core again. As I do this, I realize I had been implementing these ideas long before the standards came about: critical thinking, delving deeper into content, having the students explain the problem, read informational text, learn/use vocabulary, learn less material in greater depth.
So the questions is what “new” elements are the Common Core bringing?
Technology education should be about developing a way of thinking, taught as part of a broad, diverse curriculum
IT Workforce Can’t Meet Demand for Cloud Skills “Cloud-ready jobs are increasing as we head into 2013, but … workforces around the world are steps behind when it comes to… Read more →
Introduction: This blog holds my thoughts, quotes & research that I have collected over the years.
While local educators are taking notice of text slang, they aren’t alarmed by its presence. “You tell them, ‘Look, there’s a context for everything. You don’t walk into my room… Read more →
Creating multiple assignments rather than multiple pathways. By focusing on different supports rather than different assignments, you can better target students’ needs and give them the scaffolding they need to… Read more →
On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. “A book takes so long. I prefer the immediate gratification. Unchecked use of digital devices, he says,… Read more →
“This is how learning should be,” she said. “It should be active, it should be engaging. It should use a variety of modalities. That’s how we all learn.” Education Week:… Read more →