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Do you want to design lessons that allow you to work with small groups but worry about keeping the rest of the class on task? Even the most experienced teachers find themselves teaching “that one class” that needs […]
What is problematic about teachers being the only audience for student work? When teachers are the only audience for student work, it creates an unsustainable workload because teachers are responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and providing feedback on all […]
Blended learning environments offer a unique opportunity for teachers to shift the control of the learning experience from teacher to learner by combining active, engaged learning online and offline. However, teachers must leverage technology effectively and use data […]
Why should teachers use rubrics to assess student work? Rubrics are valuable assessment tools that provide clear and transparent expectations about what constitutes quality work. Rubrics identify specific criteria relevant to the assignment, along with corresponding levels of […]
In a previous blog post and corresponding podcast, I said, “if teachers design student-centered learning experiences that allow students to write with support in class, ChatGPT won’t be nearly as disruptive as some articles claim.” In the two […]
Taking risks is never easy, especially when it comes to something as fundamental as teaching. It takes courage to try a new instructional model, strategy, or technology tool, especially when it means relinquishing control and empowering students to […]
What makes an educator – or a class, or a lesson – great? I’ve been fortunate, throughout my life, to observe many amazing educators in action. First, I had great teachers when I was in school. Then, I […]
Reading is a critical skill for acquiring information in any class. Students read articles, manuals, textbooks, and novels; however, an alarming number of students do not enjoy reading or lack the reading stamina to engage with texts for […]
The playlist, or individual rotation model, is a highly effective blended learning model that empowers students to take ownership of their learning by giving them control over the pace and path of their learning. This model presents a […]
Discussions are a powerful tool for making meaning Engaging in academic discourse allows students to test their ideas, ask questions, make connections, and learn from their peers. Not only is discussion critical to developing a deep understanding of […]
The 5Es: A Powerful Framework for Student-centered Blended Learning Too often in education, students are given answers to questions they did not ask and solutions to problems they have never encountered. This can lead to learning experiences that […]
Education circles are buzzing with the implications of ChatGPT, a chatbot developed by OpenAI This AI technology specializes in dialogue and generates original responses to questions in moments. The answers are sophisticated, structured, and in the words of […]