We tend to over-complicate things. Maybe that statement is itself.an over-simplification, but I think it is true. In education we tend to make things way more complicated than they need to be, at least I think so. As I go throughout my day as a middle school administrator, it seems I have to make a […]Read more "Guest Post via @clarksroom: A Battle of Wits!"
Warning: I never successfully made cheerleading in High School. I did play golf, joined the ski club and Mock Trial team, graduated successfully, went to college out-of-state. Now, I am an Arizona Master Teacher. I know that drawing upon my experiences as an athlete every single day when instructing students and staffers is vital. […]Read more "Guest Post via @ReadersLeadPD: Warning: Failure, Sports True Learning"
Summer reading assignments are a hotly debated topic this time of year, especially when it’s tough to reconcile the workshop model’s foundation of student challenge and choice with something like a required reading program. What’s a teacher to do? It’s a given that students need to read over the summer. When teachers and students have built a […]Read more "Guest Post via @SwinehartJulie: Design Thinking and Choice in Summer Reading"
I have been in a similar situation multiple times within the last three weeks in which I had to talk about my ideas/thoughts on PD for educators and I actually came up with something that sounded smart…I think. I know there are as many ways to describe effective PD as there are actual effective PDs, […]Read more "Guest Post via @clarksroom: PD Life Cycle"
“TIGERTALK” Experience 2017 at Edward Waters College by Prof William Jackson, Educational Technology, Social Media and STEM @wmjackson Twitter “Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.” Dionysius of Halicarnassus The experience to speak in front of large groups should always be provided to students in higher education, providing the opportunity to practice […]Read more "Guest Post via @wmjackson: “TIGERTALK” Experience 2017 at Edward Waters College"
I have written before about the power of PLNs and have even presented on how important they are in order for administrators to be successful. But I think there is a missing opportunity for administrators to grow their own PLNs in a manner that is extremely powerful. Building a PLN within your own district and […]Read more "Guest Post via @clarksroom: Interviews and Growing Your PLN"
What Do You Do Before High School Graduation 2017? William Jackson, M.Ed. – Edward Waters College @wmjackson #MyQuestToTeach These suggestions are to help as graduation gets closer. Graduation, an end to an educational journey from Day Care to High School. Before this momentous occasion, parents need to make sure all the I’s […]Read more "Guest Blog via @wmjackson: What Do You Do Before High School Graduation 2017?"