Posts by Jennifer
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.
Making Cooperative Learning Work Better
Solutions for four of the most common problems with collaboration.
6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2020
Six cool apps and websites that are worth a look this year. (Plus two more!!)
The Time I Made a Fart Sound During a Test
All thirty of them jerked their heads up at once and stared at me, mouths open. For a moment the air was still while they tried to process what had just happened.
Repairing Harm: A Better Alternative to Punishment
Exclusionary punishments don’t really change behavior. Having students work to repair the harm done by their actions can be much more effective.
How One Makerspace is Meeting Students’ Social-Emotional Needs
Explore the high school makerspace that serves as a stigma-free center where students can solve problems they have inside or outside the classroom.