“What are students doing in the stations that are not the teacher-led station?” I field a lot of questions like this. Teachers want to know what types of activities I incorporate into station rotation lessons. Since my teaching […]
In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons […]
I led a training last week on blended learning and asked teachers to brainstorm the biggest challenges they face in the classroom. One answer resonated with me. “Learned helplessness.” On my drive home, I kept mentally returning to […]
As I planned my lesson for today, I identified three specific tasks I wanted my students to complete over the course of our 90 minute block period. I knew they would work at different rates, and I wanted […]
When I work with school districts shifting to blended learning, I often train teachers on the station rotation model and the flipped classroom. Both of these strategies for blending face-to-face and online learning work well for teachers in a traditional […]
Blogging has become an important part of my teaching practice. Prior to blogging, I frequently neglected the reflection phase of learning. Now, blogging creates a space for me to reflect on what I am doing, what is working, and how […]
By using a blended learning model, teachers can use an online learning platform, online discussions, and/or work online to complement classrooms and save time, money and engage students.
This morning I had a conversation with a fellow teacher. When I asked how she was doing, she said she was “fighting the Back-to-School blues.” With 9 years of teaching and back-to-schools under my belt I both identified […]
This is an excerpt from a chapter in my blended learning book (in progress) on flipping instruction using online discussions. In the traditional classroom delivery of content takes place within the walls of the classroom and homework is […]
Excerpt from my Blended Learning Book. Chapter 12: English Teaching English has been my passion for nine years, but it also presents a variety of challenges. The grading load became overwhelming as my total student load of freshman […]
This year I have been working towards transitioning my students into the role of teacher. I wanted them to feel confident in their ability to design interesting and dynamic questions, facilitate both in-class and online discussions, and guide […]
Soapbox: Top 10 Challenges of Blended Learning “Blended learning is here to stay, but to be successful, trainers first must address a variety of technical, organizational, and instructional design challenges.” Jennifer Hofmann explores the following 10 challenges presented […]