34. Leading Literate Lives with Dr. Stephanie Affinito

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, Are you ready to design a happy, healthy, and creative season, then you will love this episode with Dr. Stephanie Affinito, the author of Leading Literate Lives. Stephanie provides us with 3 tips that will help us to design a creative summer and beyond. She shares with us how reading and writing can have some of the same … Read More

Lessons from Songland | Mandy Stalets | Enough Evidence?

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (1:56), Tom explores the lessons about creativity he learned from the television show, Songland. Then, Tom is joined by Mandy Stalets (15:20) to discuss teaching during the pandemic, math instruction & assessment, as well as her forthcoming book. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:04:48), Tom focuses on a critical end-of-year question that so many teachers face and … Read More

25. Create Your Ideal Week

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, We talked about what it means to be a thought leader in episode 24. But in thinking about how thought leaders must operate,  it got me thinking about how do you best structure your day to bring you the most joy and the most productivity? I first heard about the concept of an ideal week from Michael Hyatt … Read More

Experience for Nuance | Jay McTighe | Assessing Creativity

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (6:18) Tom examines the strange relationship some educators have with research and suggests that our experience be used to add the nuances of implementation. Then, Tom is joined by Jay McTighe (15:15) to discuss “Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects.” Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:20:30), Tom explores how teachers can assess creativity without stifling creativity and … Read More

3 Ways to Unleash the Most Creative Students Ever

Chris ChappotinBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Unleash the most creative students ever by facilitating intrigue, designing solutions to real problems, and coaching and resourcing. Transform or change your classroom or learning environment to facilitate intrigue. Pay attention to current events and conversations had by students, and involve the community to start designing solutions to real problems. Coaching and resourcing means being prepared with resources and … Read More