Questioning ADD
May19

Questioning ADD

This year has been an eye-opening experience for me. I have been able to watch kids in classes from a very different lens, that of an administrator. I get to see the impact very different teaching styles have on children. Watching instruction from afar has made me start to question ADD. I am starting to [...]

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Teachers Have to Be Innovators in the Classroom – Lessons from Finland
Sep18

Teachers Have to Be Innovators in the Classroom – Lessons from Finland

All of the information below is taken directly from The Finland Phenomenon which can be watched here on YouTube.   None of these thoughts are my own, but rather a curation of ideas presented in the documentary. Finland is ranked #1 in education by the United Nations and PISA tests. On these same highly competitive international [...]

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Just Say No to Cursive and Yes to Digital Literacy Skills
Aug27

Just Say No to Cursive and Yes to Digital Literacy Skills

The fact that we are still teaching cursvie says so much about what is wrong with education today. Why are we are still teaching cursive to 2nd graders?When will they use cursive?  Shouldn't we be teaching them how to be  informtion super-heros? My first question is - when will these students use cursive in their [...]

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Four Ted Talks to Help You Innovate Your Instruction

Four TED talks you should watch before heading back to the classroom this Fall. (With one non-TED bonus video) 1. Heidi Hayes Jacobs - What are we preparing our students for? HHJ asks educators to consider if they are getting their students ready for 1982 rather than 2020. This compelling TED talk is an inspiring [...]

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Google Certified Students?
Mar31

Google Certified Students?

Google Certified Students: Using the Three G’s of Digital Literacy to Learn and Share Google Apps Within a School My Idea: Why not teach students to become school experts of Google Docs? -lets call them Google Gurus.  Just like the Google idea of having certified teachers, why not certified students? That way nearly every class [...]

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