Teaching Writing for Student Voice

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Lesson Planning, Self-Paced Learning

In this post: The importance of providing freedom for students in your writing instruction. Strategies to use when teaching writing to shift the focus to student voice. My experience and background in empowering student writers. When we think about teaching writing, we often associate it with the traditional 5 paragraph essay, a regimented guide, or a ready-made curriculum. There’s a … Read More

Cue the Encore: When Things Don’t Go the Way You Planned

Jeremy RinkelBlog, Class Management, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

In This Post: Bouncing back from an unsuccessful lesson, in real time! Tips and strategies to turn a lesson around due to broken items and student pacing. An idea to head off misconceptions before they occur. If you’ve been in the classroom 1 year or 30 years, I’m sure you’ve had a lesson plan completely flop. Or you’ve had a … Read More

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