I’ve been thinking more and more about what it means to really have a digital classroom. As the teachers on the LGHS/Saratoga campuses are utilizing Canvas and more and more, many of us are collecting work digitally, I have begun to see a divide in expectations and it comes down to one thing. Ask yourself […]Read more "Guest Post via @srothteachlg: Going Digital – We must model"
Have you ever had “life” just happen and you could not be at work? Like a, drop everything, family emergency, nothing about work matters, kind of moment? I have. Most people have. And if it hasn’t happened to you yet. It will. For educators, this can be an especially difficult dilemma because not showing up […]Read more "Guest post via @MrOrreBiology: What happens when you are suddenly not available? The case for going digital."
One of the common mantras from educational speakers like Sir Ken Robinson is that schools don’t change. That schools are stuck in some dystopian nightmare of a Dickenesque factory which is not keeping up with the demands of the 21st century. It is true that many things may have remained the same in education but […]Read more "Guest Post via @doctor_harves: Is Bigger Always Better?"
Knowledge organisers. The BIG new thing in education. Suddenly they are cropping up everywhere and everyone is raving about them. But I think there is a missed opportunity with these things. Firstly, I am all for knowledge organisers. When I first heard of them through the Twittersphere, I merely used them as a revision tool. […]Read more "Guest Post via @beachhist: Knowledge is the key …"
Do you plan for student misconduct as you plan your lessons for instruction? After 26 years of teaching, with half of those years spent facilitating classroom management workshops, I have learned the value of anticipating and planning for the worst while hoping for student cooperation in the classroom during instruction. ‘Classroom management some days can […]Read more "Guest Post via @thecortlandj: Turning Students into Classroom Allies"
Start here: Crazy Fun Pics/Vid’s For those of us who attend conferences one, two, or many times throughout the year, the real Takeaway is often the relationships created and the opportunity to breathe just a little bit away from the daily grind. I am not a conference junkie by any stretch. For my own professional […]Read more "Guest Blog via @tr_bo: What I learned from Fall CUE"
Politics in the Classroom Many teachers completely avoid the subject of politics in the classroom while others feel it is their responsibility to share their political agendas with their students. I imagine most teachers fall somewhere in between. I believe that discussing politics and current events in the classroom is a vital component of a […]Read more "Guest Post via @dockerby: Politics in the Classroom"