Category: Classroom Community

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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Most veteran and new teachers alike can tell you the secret to teaching Gen Z. It's intuitive, but it does take some effort on our part.

The Secret To Teaching Gen Z Is Timeless

My count-down to summer series this year is all about teaching those unfamiliar beings in our classrooms popularly referred to as Generation Z. Four weeks ago, I discussed how I make lecture work for them. The week after was all about research. Then, I addressed creating a sense of urgency surrounding assignments so that our students, well, do them. Last

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It’s so frustrating to give our students feedback and then see no follow-through. Often, they’re not dismissing us on purpose—they’re simply not paying attention. Gen Z has learned this little trick for their own sanity. They are bombarded by so much on a daily basis. Click through to find out how to offer feedback they’re likely to remember, and don’t forget to download the free cheat sheet!

How to Give Gen Z Meaningful Feedback

My count-down to summer series this year is all about teaching those unfamiliar beings in our classrooms popularly referred to as Generation Z. Three weeks ago, I discussed how I make lecture work for them. The week before was all about research. Last week, I addressed creating a sense of urgency surrounding assignments so that our students, well,

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Do you struggle to make students understand that Googling is not research? Me, too. I have a method to teach students research in small bites and at the end, they are published website authors! Click through to get my step-by-step instructions for how I implement it, video tutorial for Easy Bib, and cheat sheet for building a Google Site!

How To Make Research Meaningful and Accessible

My count-down to summer series this year is all about teaching those unfamiliar beings in our classrooms popularly referred to as Generation Z. Last week, I discussed how I make lecture work for them. This week is all about research. In the introduction to this series, I identified five traits they collectively share (give or take): 1.

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Do you ever find yourself struggling to reach your students? I know I do! Here I'm discussing how I have started tweaking my lectures to make them more accessible to Generation Z. Click through to find out what I do!

How To Spin The Old-Fashioned Lecture for Micro Attention Spans

My count-down to summer series this year is all about teaching those unfamiliar beings in our classrooms popularly referred to as Generation Z. In the introduction to this series, I identified five traits they collectively share (give or take): 1. They have smaller attention spans than previous generations.2. There’s a lot of “noise” in their lives.

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As teachers, even if we swore we wouldn't, we sometimes find ourselves saying, "Kids these days!" And with good reason. Generations change, and more rapidly than ever before with rapid technological shifts. Check out this introduction to a new series on reaching the latest generation--Gen Z. Click through, my fellow educators, and we'll strategize together.

The Next Challenge in Education: Teaching Gen Z

Every year since 2015, I’ve done a spring series that counts down to summer. Last year, I discussed Simple Spring Engagement Tips. Before that, I did Spring Tech Tips. In 2016, I did Google Classroom Hacks, and way, way back in the balmy days of 2015, we all learned about some Spring Survival Tips together.

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