Tag Archives: Methods and Theories

What is Student Engagement? And What Should it Be?


Maybe those seems like weird questions. But they’ve been bouncing around in my head for a while now. I hear a lot of people talk about student engagement as a goal, but I get the impression that not everyone means … Continue reading

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Worksheets: BAD. Technology: GOOD. An Analysis.


I was skimming through my twitter feed the other day and saw a tweet that stopped me dead in my tracks. I can’t quote it verbatim now, but it said something like this: Worksheets allow teachers to pretend that they’re … Continue reading

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Competency Education…I Think I’m in Love


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In Defense of Homework


I’ve been reading quite a few anti-homework articles lately.  Is this something new?  Have I just been missing it?  It seems like in the blink of an eye we went from everyone being pro-flipping the classroom (with its requisite video-watching … Continue reading

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Stirring the Pot in Education!


Wow, I knew that this whole social media thing was powerful.  But something happened to me yesterday that I never could have predicted! I wrote a post earlier this summer called Three Revised Things to Unlearn about Learning.  One reader … Continue reading

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A Simple Friday Feel-Good for Educators


This week I was really inspired by a piece that Kathy Cuff wrote for the Blanchard LeaderChat site, “Got a new employee? 3 ways to show you care.“ Here is Kathy’s list of those 3 ways: 1.  Never reprimand a … Continue reading

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Khan and other Education “Revolutions”


Just out of curiosity I looked up the word “revolution” on Dictionary.com today.  Here are the top three definitions: Rev·o·lu·tion [rev-uh-loo-shuhn] ; noun 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by … Continue reading

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It Works for the Corporate World Too!


Last week we talked about the learner always being “right,” and we really were discussing K12 classrooms.  But it’s so important to remember that this applies to any learning situation.

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