Special Episode ft. Shawn Young, CEO of ClassCraft

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4bdwb-90c5d0 Special Episode ft. Shawn Young, CEO of Classcraft   Recorded on May 5, 2018   Shawn Young is a co-founder of Classcraft (@Classcraftgame). With a unique background in physics, education, gamification and web development, he’s interested in how we can create community in the classroom and how games can make learning fun and interactive. […]

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Guest Post via @SwinehartJulie: Design Thinking and Choice in Summer Reading

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 […]

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Guest post by Robert Ward via @RewardingEdu: Why I Left the School I Loved

After twenty-one years teaching English at a public middle school in South Los Angeles, my eventual choice to change schools was an agonizing decision in a career that had more than its fair share of dilemmas and disasters. With utterly no training, I had begun my career at this chronically under-performing school as an “emergency” […]

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