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Is it September already?

So much for using the blog more regularly :) It has been an amazing month and a bit since we arrived in Korea. The weather is hot and humid but our apartment has two air con units and my classroom has its own climate control – which is absolute bliss – so we don’t really feel it.…

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Primary Sources

I recently taught a lesson on Primary Sources to 4th and 5tgh grade students.  This is a lesson that I have always struggled with.  Not because it is difficult to teach, but because it can be difficult to keep students attention so they understand the concept.  One of my favorite books of recent is Teach Like a Pirate… by Dave Burgess.  In it, Mr. Continue reading

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Cultivating a Gratitude Practice

Latin IA Gratitude Notes

Following the CUE Manhattan Beach Rock Star camp, friend and colleague +Karl Lindgren-Streicher reflected on the incredible experience, sharing his gratitude… with a number of influential people who have helped him along his journey. It’s a great post, and now that I have spent the summer reflecting about many of the changes sweeping through our school and my role within them, I want to follow suit and start developing a regular gratitude practice of my own, beginning with how I ended up where I am today. Continue reading

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New Ed Tech du Jour Video: Ensuring Deep Learning in Online Courses

Dr. Melissa Kaulbach, Vice President, Academic Services, had the opportunity to interview Dr. Andrew Rice of Queens’ College at The University of Cambridge on his experience teaching computer programming courses online.

“Many people think that certain disciplines and courses cannot effectively be facilitated online; however, Dr.

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Tracking 50 Passion Projects at Once

As my second full year of Genius Hour passion projects begins, I’m trying something new in order to better track each student’s progress. Last year I learned plenty from my students, including that I need a leaner, more agile tracking system in order to assess, encourage, and praise progress.…

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Kingston CoderDojo and Connected Courses

So I’ve been offline for a while for various reasons, the main one being I am of that age when parents need more care and support and this has been a support summer, from that perspective. Thank goodness my parents’ health is now good and they have moved onto the next stage of their lives without too many problems.… Continue reading

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Coding Prepositions in the Rhizo14 Auto-ethnography

I promised in my last post to talk about why and how I was coding the Rhizo14 auto-ethnography with prepositions. Maha Bali subsequently pointed out in a tweet that she still doesn’t know how I plan to code prepositions. She’s right.… Continue reading

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Think-Pair-Share meets Peer Instruction

This Summer, my center is supporting a cohort of 24 graduate students who are teaching for the first time. They’ve participated in our teaching and learning class, The College Classroom, and we strongly encourage them use evidence-based, student-centered instructional activities in their classes.…

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