Teaching Digital Natives, Chapters 1-5
Whether you already integrate technology in your teaching or you consider yourself tech-phobic, this book will show you how to do it right: ironically, by keeping your focus off the technology.
Announcing Our Summer Video Challenge
The stakes are really low, the requirements are really simple, and IT’S SUMMER…what better time to fool around with something outside your comfort zone?
Understanding by Design, Introduction and Chapters 1-4
The first installment of our study of Wiggins & McTighe’s book Understanding by Design.
A Lesson No Teacher Should Miss: The Brown-Eyed/Blue-Eyed Experiment of 1968
I don’t think any teacher today would get away with this kind of experiment, but showing this video to your students will likely impact them with almost the same intensity as the original simulation had on those kids in 1968.
Know Your Terms: Code Switching
News flash: Correcting nonstandard dialects doesn’t really help students learn to speak or write in formal English. So should teachers just let kids talk (and write) how they want?
What I Love About José Vilson’s “This Is Not a Test”
Technology has allowed us to connect with other like-minded teachers, people whose ideas and convictions help bolster and refine our own, who put the thoughts we can’t quite explain into words that are powerful, honest and brave. People like José Vilson.
The Gut-Level Teacher Reflection
It’s easy to find good questions for reviewing accomplishments and setbacks, but to learn as much as possible from a reflection on your teaching, you have to let your gut talk, too.