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Category ReThinking

Confront and rethink how we are doing things in public education.

Synchronous Teaching as 1:1, Input: Return

Taking teaching and learning online has a distinct look and feel in K12. Many educators tried to replicate classroom teaching with synchronous teaching as 1:1, Input: Return. The efficiency of current K12 synchronous teaching cannot scale beyond this unsustainable phase…. Continue Reading →

The End of “Unprecedented Times”

I stopped using the phrase “unprecedented times” as soon as I could this semester. Because no one wants to hear what they feel in their bones, how novel this situation is, how exhausting, how sustained, and how stressful the unprecedented… Continue Reading →

Pandemic Grading

Before a parent or an educator becomes too emotional in response to pandemic grading, let us consider the situation… Craft an Intentional Perspective “Unconditional positive regard” means an approach that slows us down and considers student /teacher motivation and overall… Continue Reading →

Student-Led Conferences Online

Teachers need new perspectives on traditional tasks. After the last quarter of the 2019-2020 school year went online, every K-12 function must consider what it looks like online. Certain traditional tasks may even be enhanced by taking them online, such… Continue Reading →

Another Snow Day in The South turns Digital Learning Day

Another snow day in The South; while locals lament the inability to buy more bread and milk than logic allows, something else is happening. One of the largest counties in the state has advertised “Digital Learning Days” again with their… Continue Reading →

By the Time it Snows, It is Too Late

When your most proper teacher friends in The South talk about “The S Word,” you pay attention. Their hushed tones and serious looks barely cover a teacher’s excitement. Because for the longest time around here, a snow day meant a… Continue Reading →

VoiceThread Review for Tech Thursday

This post is linking up with Teaching Trio. You can find similar posts searching under the category Linking Up. One of the things you can do as teachers is find these great free tools and evaluate if you think the paid-level… Continue Reading →

Most Exciting Professional Development…

  When Atlanta slipped into national news for not being prepared for #SnowJam14 it was instantly looking for redemption. A rematch was granted by Mother Nature Valentine’s week in the form of an even bigger winter storm. Tuesday through Friday schools were… Continue Reading →

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