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How can you use technology to do stations in secondary education? Easy! This simple Station-Rotation model, which is very much like what is commonly use in elementary schools, is a great way to incorporate at least one digital station while getting your students moving and practicing different skills.

The Blended Classroom: A SIMPLE Station-Rotation Model

We’re mixing pen and paper with digital in our blended classrooms, and everything’s going great. At first (for me) it was just about throwing in some digital resources. The kids love it. It’s easy for me. But now that I’m getting a little more comfortable with it, I’m starting to experiment with different ways to

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Lectures are a traditional stand-by teaching method, especially in social studies. However, there are lots of ways to make class more interactive and engaging for students. I share five instructional methods I've started using in my classroom that make my teaching more interactive and that provide an alternative to lecturing.

5 Easy Alternatives to Lecture

I don’t know about you, but the new school year is in full swing, and things are crazy around here (stacks of papers to grade, keeping my son on track with his new homework load, planning for a new course, and cooking dinner, oh, my). But something has been at the forefront of my mind

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I’ve got 3 AI time savers for your classroom. The best part? You’re probably already using them. They’re all companies that have been around for years. They’ve simply harnessed the power of AI to make your life easier.

3 AI Time Savers for Your Classroom

I’ve got 3 AI time savers for your classroom. The best part? You’re probably already using them. They’re all companies that have been around for years. They’ve simply harnessed the power of AI to make your life easier.

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Ah, the New Year! That magical time when we convince ourselves that this year, yes, THIS year, we’ll actually stick to our resolutions. And we don’t. And we beat ourselves up. The New Year is cruel. Let’s ditch those resolutions, teachers, and do this 1 thing instead. Hear me out.

Teachers, Ditch Those Resolutions and Do This 1 Thing

Ah, the New Year! That magical time when we convince ourselves that this year, yes, THIS year, we’ll actually stick to our resolutions. And we don’t. And we beat ourselves up. The New Year is cruel. Let’s ditch those resolutions, teachers, and do this 1 thing instead. Hear me out.

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AI is everywhere. It's found its way into creation tools and search engines. It's generating blog posts, jingles, and images. It's also generating essays for our students. For better or worse, AI is here to stay. It's time to talk about 4 ways to use the powerful AI tool ChatGPT to your advantage in the classroom. This might change your life...

4 Ways to Use ChatGPT to Your Advantage in the Classroom

AI is everywhere. It’s found its way into creation tools and search engines. It’s generating blog posts, jingles, and images. It’s also generating essays for our students. For better or worse, AI is here to stay. It’s time to talk about 4 ways to use the powerful AI tool ChatGPT to your advantage in the classroom. This might change your life…

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Teaching during the pandemic taught us a lot. I've been reflecting on that and this series, Reclaiming Education: What to Lose and What to Keep after the Pandemic is the result of those reflections. In this post, I discuss a way to lose Cookie-Cutter Learning in favor of a workable style of Personalized Learning and the importance of keeping deadlines. Don't forget to download the templates from my free resource library to help you implement this approach!

Lose Cookie-Cutter Learning, Keep Deadlines: How to Use Personalized Learning While Maintaining Deadline Integrity

Teaching during the pandemic taught us a lot. I’ve been reflecting on that and this series, Reclaiming Education: What to Lose and What to Keep after the Pandemic is the result of those reflections. In this post, I discuss a way to lose Cookie-Cutter Learning in favor of a workable style of Personalized Learning and the importance of keeping deadlines. Don’t forget to download the templates from my free resource library to help you implement this approach!

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