Year: 2019

Personalized Learning with a Project Path

This is the fourth part of my series, Baby Steps to Personalized Learning. I’m using this series to discuss small ways to bring personalized learning into our standardized classrooms. The first week, we discussed An Easy Way to Personalize Learning with Student Choice. Then we discussed Assessment and Personalized Learning in a Standardized Classroom. Last week was about

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Creating Transparent Goals for Personalized Learning

This is the third part of my series, Baby Steps to Personalized Learning. I’m using this series to discuss small ways to bring personalized learning into our standardized classrooms. The first week, we discussed An Easy Way to Personalize Learning with Student Choice. Then we discussed Assessment and Personalized Learning in a Standardized Classroom. This week is

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Assessment and Personalized Learning in a Standardized Classroom

This is the second part of my series, Baby Steps to Personalized Learning. I’m using this series to discuss small ways to bring personalized learning into our standardized classrooms. Last week, we discussed An Easy Way to Personalize Learning with Student Choice. This week is all about assessment. And that’s a bit more tricky. Assessment

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An Easy Way to Personalize Learning with Student Choice

Personalized Learning is the phrase of the day in education. And for a good reason. ISTE defines personalized learning as pedagogy that “tailors instruction, expression of learning and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” That’s amazing–and exactly what we as teachers want to offer for our students. But it’s also daunting. We live

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Five Quick and Easy Teaching Strategies to Foster Learning

We’ve all had this conversation: “You didn’t teach that,” says the student. “I taught that last Tuesday,” says the teacher. This happens to me with every unit. I did teach it. The problem is, the student didn’t learn it. And it’s frustrating. It’s frustrating because I teach content-heavy courses and there is so little time.

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Three Ways to Make the Most of Your Bellringers

Bellringers, Do-Nows, Warm-Ups…whatever you call them, don’t skip them. Used correctly, they can set the tone for your entire class. These five minute intro activities are traditionally used to get students focused and to give us time to take attendance, check homework, and various other administrative tasks. When I first started teaching, I scrambled each

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Tech of The Week: Go Places with Google Tour Builder

I first encountered Google Tour Builder a couple of years ago at a tech conference and it recently came to my attention that I’ve never mentioned it on my blog. What an oversight–it’s such a useful tool! If you never have, Google Tour Builder is something you should try in your classroom. You can create

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Tech of The Week: Save Time by Linking Data

I use Google Sheets to keep track of a lot of data in my classes. This data has a tendency to become tedious because I gamify my classroom. This means that I have sheets that I use to keep up with XP (experience points students earn each day), another sheet that communicates that information to

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