Think about ways that you can offer students a choice in order to help them engage with the skills that you want them to develop. What options can get them? Whether it’s content, product, or process, what kinds of things can they have freedom over? Then, find ways to push them into more rigorous and challenging activities.
Stop talking, Start Influencing, by Jared Cooney Horvath, breaks down 12 key ideas from brain science and looks at how they can be implemented in the classroom. I first came across this book when Horvath was a guest on Jake Miller’s Educational Duct Tape podcast. After listening to the interview, I knew that I neededContinue reading “Book Review: Stop Talking, Start Influencing by Jared Cooney Horvath”
Copy and paste curriculums don’t work well because there’s one key element that is missing: you.
Since we’re all trapped at home teaching remotely, it’s a pretty good time to do some self-learning as well. Here are some of my favorite podcasts that I listen to weekly.
Those papers can wait. Lesson plans can wait. Take care of yourself. Because if you don’t, you’re no good to your students.
Students and teachers alike had to adjust and readjust plans and ideas to move from face-to-face interaction to online instruction. It was a week of learning and trial-and-error. I’ve put together a few tips that I gained after this past week to help you through this online learning process.
Edpuzzle has been one of my go-to sites to check student understanding.
I do a lot of one-to-one conferencing with my students while they’re creating in class. Since I won’t see them for at least a couple of weeks, I wanted to do my best to still have conferences with them. So I’ll be using Google Meet and Google Calendar to schedule one-on-one video conferences with students while we’re out.
Google slides is a great presentation tools, but it’s also very useful for student work and gives you a versatile canvas to do a lot of graphic things. To even further it’s capabilities, there are add-ons that you can use to expand what you’re able to do.
Google Chrome is a web browser that allows a user to do more than just browse websites. Today I’m giving you three tips and tricks for utilizing Google Chrome to the best of its capabilities and keep things organized.