Author Archives: Catlin Tucker

Developing a Community of Inquiry in Your Blended Classroom

A consistent theme in my work on blended learning is shifting students from passive consumers in the classroom to active, engaged members of a learning community. The Community of Inquiry framework can help teachers blending online and offline work to … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | 2 Comments

Scavenger Hunt: Get Kids Talking on the 1st Day of School

Relationship building needs to start on the first day of school if teachers are going to cultivate a community of learners willing to take risks and engage with one another. That said, building a community can be challenging, especially in … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | 4 Comments

Grading Less in a District that Requires a Minimum Number of Grades

In a blog post I wrote titled Ask Yourself, Why Am I Grading This?, I encourage teachers to think about the purpose of the work students are doing and evaluate whether it makes sense for them to invest their time … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | 1 Comment