January 17, 2017
January 17, 2017
Note taking has changed since the days of pencil, paper, and lecture lecture lecture! Now, students have a variety of tools and sources of information. From lecture, to videos, to projects — how should students be coached to take notes? In this free webinar, I’ll help teachers learn how to help your 21st Century learners […]
A screencast is when you record the screen. While there are many great options out there, Office Mix is so simple, I’m using it for most screencasting. In this example, students have written a few lines of code in Scratch. Then, they open Office Mix. They use the screen recording tool to capture […]
We spend way too much time trying to be normal.
David Salyers, VP at Chic Fil A says,
“Normal can never be amazing.”
The truth is that normal is average. Normal is every day. It is truly not normal to be amazing.
So, from now on I want there to be nothing normal about my life or my classroom or my family or my friendships.
How about you? Who’s in for awesome?
Let’s stop being normal.
“No written word
nor spoken plea
Can teach our youth
what they should be.
nor all the books
on all the shelves.
It’s what the teachers
John Wooden, most winning men’s college basketball coach of all time
We teach more with our lives than we ever could with our mouths. As teachers, we have a responsibility to not only live well but to teach well. For in living well, we do both.
I live across the street from death. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have chosen to live across from the funeral home, but it was my grandparents’ house. Contrary to what you might think, a constant reminder of death can change your life in positive ways if you let it. When we first moved in, some things surprised […]
Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Shannon Mclintock-Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Understandably, schools that don’t open lines […]
Welcome to episode 295 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. In this episode, Leanna Prater and I discuss how to use play in the classroom to teach. I’m also unveiling a new listening guide for you to use with this show. If you’ve taught for very long, you’ve struggled with the “bored student.” These students might […]