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When I left credential school 16 years ago, I had very specific ideas about teaching and learning. Some of these preconceived notions were based on my own experience as a student then reinforced in credential school. So, this is what I
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It's been four years since Corwin published my bestselling book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12. When I wrote that book, I was working in a low-tech environment trying to figure out how to weave together online and face-to-face learning to create a student-centered classroom. I did not receive
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In an earlier post titled How Challenging Is that Online Text?, I shared the Readability tool that can help educators determine how hard an online text is to see if it is a good match for their students. Then in a training last week, someone asked me if there was a tool that could make a challenging
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Tired of students asking you a MILLION questions? Try this.
The first month of school is exhausting! New students, new routines, and, for many of us, new curriculum. Getting kids acclimated to all the newness spurs a lot (and I mean a lot) of questions. In an effort to save my own
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"What do you want to be when you grow up?" Kids are repeatedly asked this question by adults. In kindergarten, my son's class was asked to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up. They created the self-portraits pictured below. As my son worked on his self-portrait, I reflected
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Let's stop answering every student question...
I led a training last week on blended learning and asked teachers to brainstorm the biggest challenges they face in the classroom. One answer resonated with me. "Learned helplessness." On my drive home, I kept mentally returning to this phrase. Then in my own classroom last week, my students were
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