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Curiosity If you don’t know me personally, you might not know: I am insatiably curious. I love learning. I always have and hope I always will. Imagine my shock and surprise when 3 of my 4 children revealed that they hate learning. I think appalled better describes...read more
If you find collaboration in station rotation difficult or unsuccessful, then these recommendations might be helpful. Collaboration is not something students do naturally, so nurturing and cultivating it might do the trick.read more
As a coach assisting teachers with technology integration and personalized learning, I notice patterns arising from teacher to teacher. One pattern that I have noticed is that a teacher, no matter how strong he/she is, hits a wall whether earlier or later when it...read more
If you are trying to encourage collaboration in your classroom and are having trouble, read on. You will see 7 steps that will help you build stronger student collaborators in collaboration activities. What’s All the Hubbub? Why is collaboration such a big deal all...read more
As the day of an instructional coach becomes more congested, you might need to consider virtual coaching to reach all of your teachers regularly. Check out Hangouts and Classroom as your go-to tools.read more
Follow the evolution of an authentic activity – from a basic classroom mock trial to a full trial with a 12-person jury and a real judge presiding.read more
How do we interact with students? Recently, I decided it was time to treat myself to regular yoga classes. I had been too busy with work and family for too many years and realized that I needed to do it to stay happy and healthy. While participating in the classes,...read more
Improving the World One Grant at a Time
Making English class relevant is not always easy. Knowing how to read, write, and communicate effectively are important life skills; however, this seems to escape teenagers. English class can be made relevant through authentic learning activities and authentic assessments. If you are looking for an authentic learning activity including Sharktank, a United Nations grant, a jury, and a solution to social issues, read on.read more
Many of the messages generated in education are about what students and teachers should be doing, and so LITTLE focuses on what the LEADERS should be doing. All too often, building and district leadership are the least trained in technology, personalized pathways, and new innovative practices that are spreading across more progressive classrooms. Without leadership buy-in, innovation too often goes nowhere. How can you bring your leadership on board?read more
Moving from substitution on the SAMR Model to modification, this Spanish class changes a paper and pencil activity to a multimedia presentation including written and oral practice.read more
Previously posted in May of 2016 on Digital Learning Cohorts - CCSD Ed Tech For differentiation in the ELA classroom, No Red Ink is a godsend. Although it has always been available via the noredink.com website, many teachers learned of it through Edmodo as an app....read more
Eileen is amazing and I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else! Her passion for her content makes even the most reluctant learner want to try and be amazing! Keep up the great work!Anonymously Surveyed Cohort Member
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