Tag Archives: education

On Today’s Workplace and Education

guest written by Justin Ballou I am a sucker for stupid comedies. There is something about 90 minutes of raw laughter that can just turn any day on its head. This past week, I was able to get in sections … Continue reading

Observation or Coaching? — #EdChat Summary: 3/27/12

Topic: What are the possibilities that open to us if we change the observation model for teachers to a coaching model? Wow. This week’s conversation was a doozy. Great topic, fast and frantic discussion, and plenty to learn. It’s weeks … Continue reading

“Its Not Like THAT in the Real World”

guest written by Justin Ballou Many times, I have heard this sentiment (It’s not like that in the real world!) echoed about education, teachers, and the environment of school altogether. So, it is only fitting to begin this blog post … Continue reading

Teaching with Twitter — #EdChat Summary: 3/20/12

Topic: As an educator, what are the best Twitter strategies you have discovered that help you use Twitter as a professional tool? This week’s conversation sort of boiled down to a love-fest for Twitter, but perhaps it’s good to pay … Continue reading

Making Self-Motivated Learners

About a week ago, I graduated from level one to level two in my Rosetta Stone software. Around the same time, I crossed off the last item on a list of blog posts I wanted to write for my personal … Continue reading

Leading Change Through Edtech

guest written by PJ Caposey   Effective educational leaders focus their energy on promoting two things: maximizing capacity for all members of their faculty and staff and aligning the goals of individuals within the organization with that of the school … Continue reading

Teacher-Directed PD — #EdChat Summary: 3/6/12

Topic: With the need to leave comfort zones for relevant professional development to take effect, should teachers continue to control their own learning for PD? This week’s #edchat was the third in recent memory about effective professional development in the … Continue reading

Teacher Professional Development – Let’s Get Social!

guest written by Karen Greenhaus There are a lot of resources and advice out there these days to support teacher’s use of social media in their classroom.  From creating classroom blogs, wiki’s, Facebook accounts, and podcasts, to how to incorporate … Continue reading

Get Real: Unlocking Authentic Assessment in the Classroom

guest written by Steve Silvius of Three Ring In their foundational work, “Inside the Black Box,” Black and Wiliam demonstrated how powerful the concept of formative assessment can be when implemented as a central part of teaching and learning. Sadly, … Continue reading

Critical Thinking about #EdTech — #EdChat Summary: 02/21/12

Topic: How can we encourage critical thinking about technology use in schools? This week’s #edchat topic was brought to you by David Wees, which means he was commenting left and right throughout the discussion. I didn’t really want to play … Continue reading