Increasing Efficiency in Leadership

Matthew JosephAdministration, Blog, Class Management

In this Post: A leader who practice useful efficiency techniques often finds that they are more productive. One of the easiest ways to prioritize is to make a “to-do” list. Block out time for your high priority activities first and protect that time from interruptions. If you’re having trouble getting started, you may need to do some prep work such … Read More

Creating Impactful PD for Teachers

Matthew JosephAdministration, Blog

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In This Post: Developing impactful professional development takes careful and purposeful planning. Planning your PD sessions to encourage having fun, meet educators where they are, and start and end on time are key to success. Remember that being a learner can be stressful, don’t over plan, and utilize the expertise and experiences of those attending. Developing impactful professional development can … Read More

71: Be You. – Matthew Joseph talks about the power of asking for honest feedback, providing value to others through relationships, and being yourself to bring your unique gifts to the classroom.

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Listen to Teach Better Talk Podcast Episode #71 with Matthew Joseph

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and Author, Matthew Joseph, chats with us about being inspired by collaboration, doing what’s in the best interest of students, and being true to yourself. Matt talks about the power of asking for honest feedback, providing value to others through relationships, and being yourself to bring your unique gifts to the classroom. Episode Highlights 0:33 … Read More

Moving to Dynamic Learning

Matthew JosephBlog, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Technology

Moving to Dynamic Learning

In This Post: We need to create classrooms where students are the ones defending and explaining their ideas, rather than regurgitating facts. We need to make projects, and classrooms in general, more dynamic. Tech tools, such as Seesaw, Flipgrid, and others, can be used to make ordinary experiences more dynamic. This only works when combined with the endless creativity and … Read More

Digital Citizenship: Is Your School R.E.A.D.Y. to be Good Digital Citizens?

Matthew JosephAdministration, Blog, Innovation, Technology

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Are your students ready to be good digital citizens? Todays’ students are using technology to collaborate, learn, research, and communicate while at school. Blended and personalized learning with digital tools has flooded classrooms, but most teacher-prep programs do not incorporate digital citizenship as requirements for teacher certification. This leads to a cross roads of districts pushing digital learning into schools … Read More