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6 Practices that “Work” to Accelerate Student Learning

In education, we are often inundated with programs, curriculums, and frameworks that are “guaranteed to increase student learning”. Promises of a silver bullet that will fix all learning difficulties find their way to teachers and administrators alike. But as John … Continue reading

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4 Brain-Friendly Practices in a Student-Centered​ Classroom

Adolescence is a vital time for our students. During the ages of 11 through 18, young people are making habits that last a lifetime. And since many of their waking hours are spent in school, it is important for educators … Continue reading

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3 Instructional Strategies to Support Literacy in all Classrooms

“All educators are teachers of literacy” – a common phrase I echo when speaking or writing. Notice, I did not say “All educators are teachers of reading,” which would demand a skill set many educators do not have, although that … Continue reading

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Digital Literacy: Teaching Infographics, a sub-genre

During the past few months, I have had the pleasure of teaching a Digital Storytelling course. The focus was on how students can use digital modes to communicate their understanding of concepts, topics, and problems. Recently, the learning was on … Continue reading

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#EdCampIowa 2016

(A few of my favorite quotes from the day, I’m a collector) Yesterday, I attended my 10th (roughly), Edcamp. EdCampIowa is, unofficially, the biggest EdCamp event in the country. A one day, 5 different locations simultaneously hosting educators; free, unconference!  This year, I … Continue reading

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