Posts by Jennifer
4 Laws of Learning (and How to Follow Them)
In a teaching tailspin? These four research-based principles of instruction will help you focus on what really moves the needle.
Creating Moments of Genuine Connection Online
Making each student feel known and respected is always important. So how do you do it when teaching online?
Historically Responsive Literacy: A More Complete Education for All Students
Based on the work of 19th century Black literary societies, this fresh approach to curriculum focuses on identity, skills, intellect, and criticality.
A Few Creative Ways to Use Student Blogs
The blog has evolved as a genre, giving it limitless potential as a form of writing, and that’s just as true for student writers as it is for everyone else.
9 Ways Online Teaching Should be Different from Face-to-Face
What shifts do we need to make in our face-to-face teaching practices to make the most of online learning? What can stay exactly the same?
Backward Design: The Basics
Are we planning with clear, measurable, meaningful learning goals to guide us, or are we just keeping students busy?
Reopening School: What it Might Look Like
Some thoughts on what post-COVID instruction might look like. (Spoiler alert: None are as good as face-to-face, but a few aren’t too bad.)
Distance Learning: A Gently Curated Collection of Resources for Teachers
An overview of the nuts and bolts of distance learning, including general tips, advice on tech, and troubleshooting some common problems.