I work with a group of teachers and around 90 students in what can be described as a project-based program (though it really is much more than that). Now, as we finish our second year together it seems like the right time to suggest and propose a digital portfolio template for our students – one […]Read More The S.O.A.R. Model for Student Porfolios
It seems as if more and more of my work is collaborative in nature – including presentations to either my colleagues or at conferences. Students also have to frequently design and give presentations as groups or as partners. Reflecting on some presentation work with both students and colleagues has led to the creation of this […]Read More 10 Steps To Help Create Effective Group Presentations
An excerpt from the book “And What Do YOU Mean by Learning?” by Seymour Sarason: Two people may say they are patriotic [or any other concept] only to find that when they pursue what they mean – what the concept includes or excludes, what actions it supports or indicts – they come to a parting of ways. […]Read More Words and Things (and Assumptions)
Next time you’re in a classroom and want to initiate a quality conversation with either a student or a teacher, ask them the following five questions: #1: What is going on? #2: Why? #3: Why? #4: How? #5: What’s next? Try hard to say nothing but these words and that you really, really listen to their responses – pushing […]Read More 5 Questions You Should Ask Students and Teachers When Observing
Thank you Will Richardson (@willrich45) for sharing this. It blew my mind! It’s always great to learn of other schools and programs that are modernizing, but this movement may be a game changer for me. Not only because of the name and that it is a university, but because of their use of shareable multimedia […]Read More Stanford 2025!