The Elegance of the Gray Area
If we spend more time practicing subtlety and nuance and complication in our thinking, we’ll all be a lot better off.
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.)
Let’s Give Our Teaching Language a Makeover
To master this craft, we need to choose our words carefully. This mini-makeover shows how revising our language in common classroom scenarios can send a completely different message.
Are You a Curator or a Dumper?
You have so much good stuff to share, but to get anyone to actually look at it, you need to give it some polish.
4 Things I’ve Learned About Teaching from CrossFit
For the first time, I understand what it feels like to be a struggling student. But because of the way CrossFit is structured, I keep trying. And I have no plans to stop.
Teaching in Beta: What We Can Learn from Software Developers
We already try new things all the time, but we expect perfection the first time around. When we don’t get it, we reject the good idea, move on to the next new one, and repeat the cycle. We’re chasing our own tails.
Teaching Digital Natives, Chapters 6-10
Part 2 of our 2-part discussion of Marc Prensky’s Teaching Digital Natives, a guide to using any kind of technology effectively for student learning. Great for technophiles and technophobes alike!