There is an overflow of NEW THIS and NEW THAT in education that comes flying by us at a pace that is impossible to keep up with. How do we stay current while also making sure we don't get carried away BY the current? It's easy: Find the NEW THIS or NEW THAT. Get inspired. Let... Continue Reading →
During the #IMMOOC episode 4 chat, Patrick Larkin brought up something that has been at the forefront of my mind since starting this school year: students need to have more self-awareness than they currently have if they plan to be a successful, contributing member of society. We are training students to be less self-aware The school system our... Continue Reading →
Okay, a lot was digested that first year. However, there is something that took over a decade for me to realize and finally change: my behavior management plan.
So much growth is possible when we take the time to sit down and reflect, so why is it the most forgotten aspect of lesson design? of lesson implementation? or our lives?
Conversations I've witnessed on Twitter these past two weeks have prodded me along to challenge myself with a hard question: "Am I preparing my students for the world they will live in?"
Our education system is out-of-date; not enough research drives our instruction, as it does in every other impactful field. Harvard’s Thomas Kane believes that “the problem is that we don't have any kind of mechanism for connecting [research] to the decisions that [are made]” (Westervelt, 2016). One area of research that is not communicated to... Continue Reading →
I have watched numerous remixes online. They are either motivational or amazing pieces of art and I absolutely love them. Well, I was given the assignment to create my own remix addressing the maker movement. Well, it is NOT as simple as it seems. Using Mozilla Popcorn, I spent a lot of time creating this... Continue Reading →
The ultimate goal of education is, of course, for learning to take place. It is the job of every teacher to increase learning in each of their students, while also fostering their students’ natural desire to explore, question, and learn independently. I believe my task is to create an environment where students feel comfortable to... Continue Reading →