Stewards of Their Journey: Promoting Student Engagement & Autonomy

Marebeth DiMareBlog, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Self-Paced Learning, Technology

In This Post Learning targets provide the itinerary and should guarantee access for all  On any journey participants need to know  “where they are going, why they are going there, how they will get there,  and when they will arrive…students need the answers to those same four questions to take part in their educational journey! Technology is the mapping tool … Read More

Teaching Is A Journey, Not A Destination

Aubrey JonesBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Engagement, Innovation, Self-Paced Learning

In This Post: Teaching is not a destination. It is a journey of growth. Reflect on what your life as a student was like. Change in the classroom won’t happen all  at once. Learning should be student-centered. The Beginning Lately, I have been reflecting on my school experience. As a student, I experienced the rigid rules of Catholic school. The … Read More

5 Out of the Box Ways to Engage TEACHERS in Professional Development

Lauren SalsingerAdministration, Blog, Engagement, Innovation, Professional Development, Self-Paced Learning

In This Post: As a Student Learning Coach, providing meaningful professional development for my teachers is so important. There are 5 out of the box ways to engage teachers in PD. What better way to guide discussions than by leading with the students? Inviting students in and having teachers watch drives engagement. Google Classroom isn’t limited to your class, it … Read More

Dear Desk, It’s Not You, It’s Me: Promoting Student Agency

Katie AlvarezBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Promoting Student Agency

In This Post: After removing a desk from our learning space, my students reacted with excitement. My realization was that I was too focused on how I saw things, and not on how THEY see them. This lead to 5 pedagogical shifts to promote student agency. In a lonely corner of an elementary classroom stood an oversized wooden desk.  Its … Read More

Classroom Management 101

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

In this Post : Explore the two pillars of Classroom Management 101 : Climate / Culture & Movement Tactical approaches to begin implementing new strategies to set the tone for your classroom Exploring how movement can influence students ability to focus and accomplish tasks with ease. Classroom management is a never-ending strategy to reach your students better! Let’s explore the … Read More