Personalized learning is one of the best ways to connect to such a diverse range of learners as the ones we teach today. It's one of the 10 shifts of practice of future-focused learning, and is a crucial consideration for achieving the highest levels...
In future-focused learning, learners strive together to find and solve real-world problems that matter, and I'm thrilled to take part in seeing this remarkable transformation happen in schools all over the world. Making the shift to future-focused...
When it comes to classroom engagement, the first and last 4 minutes of your class matter the most. As a teacher, kids are the toughest audience you'll ever have. Holding their attention is difficult enough, but getting it in the first place can be...
If you're an educator of any level, you know the importance of maintaining a great personal learning network, a lifeline in the digital age. It doesn't matter if you're a teacher, administrator, or any other form of educator—a personal learning...read more
For a long time now we've talked about how important critical thinking skills are for today's learners (and for everyone) to build on. Every educator knows how crucial it is to cultivate them in our classrooms and indeed throughout our whole lives....read more
Chances are you've heard a lot about digital citizenship by now. Many reputable and respectable organizations have devoted their life's work to developing digital citizenship resources that promote its values in educators and learners worldwide. We...read more
In the world of blogging there are organizations that have bloggers employed and then there are individual bloggers. Here are some education blogs from both types that have proved most useful in dispelling myths, providing staff development, and...read more
For the most part professional development has been focused on teachers, as they are most often the ones on the front lines dealing directly with students and have the most impact. But doesn’t it stand to reason that the more equipped admins are to deal...read more
The Internet is an amazing resource for people of all ages. A solid awareness of Information Fluency coupled with a sense of good digital citizenship will keep any Web user on the straight and narrow. But what about beginners? What are the best basic...read more
A big benefit of doing formative assessment properly is that we get to know our students really well. But why is this important? It has to do with the fact that teachers don't actually create learning, but rather encourage and facilitate it. Only...read more
A teacher’s work is never done, and enterprising educators maximize every minute of their free time. That means taking courses, working on PLNs, researching and lesson planning, and many of the other things that make teachers so amazing. We want to...read more
Successfully debriefing learning means having solid and meaningful reflective questions to use. No matter what you're teaching, every learner can benefit from asking reflective questions at the end of their journey. We have a list of 15 here that are...read more