Category Archives: Differentiated Instruction

Seeking to be Lost

Although technology makes it easy for those who do not like to be lost, I encourage each and every one of us to seek the discomfort once in a while. Being lost isn’t so bad. You usually learn a thing or two. Continue reading

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Work Load

Measuring workload is risky business (just as is evaluating teacher performance) – it is extremely subjective work, in my opinion. It’s akin to having me tell kids that they must read 10 pages a day, or that their papers have to be 3 pages long – neither of those things measure knowledge, only time and length. Continue reading

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Gaming

Games are not just for 40 year olds who live in their mom’s basement. This article from Edutopia helps to bring to light what we can do to create games that are enticing to young people, while meeting curriculum and skills. Continue reading

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Training for Tradeable Jobs

Seth Godin reminds us, in his blog post, Back to (the Wrong) School, our education system was set up with particular goals in mind (at the time) – to better educate students on how to take direction, so they could be better industrial workers. Continue reading

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Limping to the Finish Line

No homework was getting turned in. Students were tardy constantly, even though I always reported them. The smell of teen sweat and a lot of body-odor-concealing products was palpable. Continue reading

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Seeking Out On-Sites

Teachers know all about rules and why they need to be followed! Don’t be late!…Don’t be tardy!…Get your assignment completed on time!….Listen!…Answer!…Move!…Sit down!
Here’s what I like about my on-site courses in Omaha….We break the rules. Continue reading

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Slow Food in School

My school lunches were abysmal. I can seriously still taste the peas (from high school) that were probably tinned when Sputnik orbited the Earth – preserved for the consumption of unsuspecting school children everywhere in the 1970’s. No wonder we plodded our way to a childhood obesity epidemic – even at my old school, many of my students ate muffins, chips and cookies for lunch. Continue reading

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