Year: 2020

Teaching in Uncertain Times

We’re teaching in uncertain times. 2020 has been a pivotal year in education–hybrid learning, virtual learning. We don’t know what to expect for the next or future school years. But we can do our best to be proactive. Join me for this five part series on Teaching in Uncertain Times. Let’s take this leap together!

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If we have a few basic tools, we already have the resources we need to provide students with quality distance learning opportunities. So we can end the resource scramble. Click through to see how—there’s a video and a cheat sheet to help!

3 Ways to Use Your Existing Resources for Distance Learning

If you have a few basic tools, you already have the resources you need to provide students with quality distance learning opportunities. So you can end the resource scramble. Click through to see three ways to use existing resources for distance learning. There’s a video tutorial and a cheat sheet to help!

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After about a week of virtual learning, I realized that I needed a distance learning template that would keep weekly lessons contained to one place. This is a free distance learning lesson plan template that will clarify and simplify distance learning for you and your students. Be sure to grab it here!

A Template for Distance Learning

After about a week of virtual learning, I realized that I needed a distance learning template that would keep weekly lessons contained to one place. This is a free distance learning lesson plan template that will clarify and simplify distance learning for you and your students. Be sure to grab it here!

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I'm going to make this a quick post, but I'll share what I hope are helpful ideas. I'll follow technology suggestions with workarounds when I can. None of them will be perfect, obviously. A device of some kind will be necessary, even without wifi. So we have to be flexible with due dates and understanding our students' limitations.

Tips to Simplify Remote Learning

This was not a post I had intended to write, but here we all are. Many schools across the nation are closing indefinitely–mine among them. My system is moving to remote learning. We are fortunately 1:1, but this is not the case for every school, and students everywhere don’t all have equal wifi access. I’m

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There is a dynamic vision of personalized learning that is student driven, creative, and laser-focused on specific learning targets. This vision of personalized learning teaches students to take ownership of their learning and to become life-long learners, as they will surely need to be in our rapidly changing economy. This post discusses bringing together the Baby Steps to Personalized Learning and taking the leap.

Baby Steps to Personalized Learning: Taking the Leap

Over the past few months, we’ve been discussing Baby Steps to Personalized Learning. I genuinely believe that personalized learning is the direction that schools should be headed. Public education hasn’t changed much since its inception during the Industrial Revolution. But times have changed, the economy has changed, and students’ needs have changed. I’m afraid that

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There is a dynamic vision of personalized learning that is student driven, creative, and laser-focused on specific learning targets. This vision of personalized learning teaches students to take ownership of their learning and to become life-long learners, as they will surely need to be in our rapidly changing economy. This post discusses bringing together the Baby Steps to Personalized Learning and taking the leap.

Personalized Learning with Student-Teacher Conferences

This is the fifth 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. Week 3 was about

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