Ask Michele Eaton how to accelerate student-driven learning and she will likely mention blended learning, student autonomy and engagement.
Eaton, the director of Warren Online Academy in Indianapolis,…
Topics: Professional development
I miss attending conferences in person. Face-to-face learning, the opportunity to travel and get a change of scenery, meeting old friends and new, the energy and excitement that you see in everyone sharing the…
Topics: Personalized Learning
My biggest goal as a teacher is to make every one of my students know how important they are and how invested I am in their learning and well-being. I want students to enjoy learning and to walk out of my classroom with a new level of confidence.
Technology allows me…
As the world becomes increasingly connected, so should our schools. It’s a matter of bringing global collaboration experiences to the classroom and getting comfortable with handing over the reins of learning to students.
Exposing students to global collaboration builds…
Michael Cohen was admiring a painting at friend's house one day when he was gobsmacked by a revelation about creativity. The way he tells it, he saw what he thought was an original painting hanging on the wall. He commented that the piece must have been expensive, being hand-painted and all. Not…
When it comes to project-based learning, digital tools offer a turbo boost.
Project-based learning (PBL) — the practice of letting…
In Nashville, Tenn., middle school students have created a digital walking tour of their city to help visitors understand the significance of local sites during the civil rights movement. To develop their final product for a public audience, students interviewed professional historians, analyzed…
Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: A teacher wants her students to engage in project-based learning (PBL) and also demonstrate their learning. So at the end of a chapter or unit, she assigns them to research a topic, collect some images and present their slideshows to the class…