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3 Simple Ways to Transform Your Students Attitude about Learning

3 Ways to Transform Students Attitudes about Learning

I can remember my earliest education classes focused on transforming education from a one to many “banking” model to a student-centered approach. From where I sit, 16 years later, this is still a major challenge. We must disrupt the traditional knowledge economy in our classrooms. Even some models of “individualized” instruction ask students to learn…

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9 Features of EdTech Applications That Developers Should Standardize in 2019: A Wishlist for EdTech Companies Everywhere (#4 is our favorite)

9 EdTech Changes For Classroom Apps

I believe in the power of play in education and the last few years spent teaching tech in grades K-5 have really cemented the belief that there are at least 9 app features that should be considered before it enters the classroom environment.  I clearly see how well-designed playful lessons support student empowerment and knowledge…

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You Can’t Spell STEAM without TEA

You Can't Spell STEAM without TEA

Teaching STEAM requires that I learn every day. Somedays, I need to be smarter than I really am. Long ago, I learned that these demanding brain moments can be eased with the right amount of caffeine. Looking for the right amount of caffeine has lead me on a tour of so many delicious sources. At…

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In Praise of Really Long Projects

In Praise of Long Projects

As a specialist serving all the kids in the school, one of my greatest fears is that one student’s work in progress won’t make it from one week to the next. I have rolling shelves, and a culture of “put your name on it.” This is a far from perfect system, and it is the…

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