Tag Archives: teaching

Portfolios as Assessment Supplements

by Steve Silvius: Teacher, Ed Researcher and Founder of Three Ring In June, I attended ISTE 2012 in San Diego. As an entrepreneur intent on building an online portfolio resource,  I was pleasantly surprised by how many sessions were focused … Continue reading

Why I Would Homeschool My Children

guest written by Justin Baumgartner I am currently at a point where big decisions are quickly approaching. I’m engaged and planning a wedding, considering having children, and looking for a house. In a world filled with political and economic turmoil, … Continue reading

The ABC’s of a Utopian School

guest written by Tracy Schutz  As probably many veteran educators do, I dream of the perfect school — the precise balance between properly aligned curriculum to meet the needs of every child, parents who are supportive and involved, and a faculty … Continue reading

Productivity, Time, and Accomplishing the Goal

guest written by Justin Ballou Earlier this week, I had some time to catch up on current happenings in the business sector while waiting for an appointment to begin. From time to time, I find some really good links between … Continue reading

The Good Admin — #EdChat Summary: 4/3/12

Topic: What should a good Administrator look like & how can we get there from here? Great discussion this week. I could barely keep up with all the comments that were flying around, and I did my absolute best to … Continue reading

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