Challenging Students through Choice

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.

Book Review: Stop Talking, Start Influencing by Jared Cooney Horvath

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”

4 Tips for Remote Teaching & Learning

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.

Using Google Hangouts for Online Office Hours

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.