Six Facets of Understanding and the All Souls Trilogy

I would like to thank Deborah Harkness, Jennifer Ikeda, Grant Wiggins, and Jay McTighe for making this post possible.  Without Harkness’ story, Ikeda’s brilliant narration of that story, and Wiggins’ and McTighe’s research on the facets of understanding, this post would not be possible.  If I have misconstrued or misunderstood any of their work, IRead more

Just 1 Article from RE-ENVISIONED – The Movement to Re-imagine Schooling – Makes Me Want to Join

This weekend, an email from Library 2.0 came in with a link to a fascinating interview with Steve Hargadon.  Steve is the founder of Classroom 2.0 and co-chairs the event “Hack Education,” among many other activities. Here is a quote from the article that got me thinking… So, what does that mean for the futureRead more

5 Reasons and 5 Ways to Use a Classroom Blog during Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment: What is it? If you already know all about formative assessment, I recommend skipping to the next part of this blog post. According to the CCSSO (The Council of Chief State School Officers), Formative assessment is a process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learningRead more

Exploring Literary Genres Using Infographics

This post is related to the post published last week: “Text Structures and Signals in Infographic Form.  For this assignment, we were asked to create an infographic on literary genres.  I used Canva again, and found it easy to organize my thoughts.  I hope you like it.   Click the document link to open it.

Text Structures and Signals in Infographic Form

Creating Infographics with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Finally Canva The image below is a novice’s attempt at creating an infographic.  It took over a week to conclude that trying to create this monster with Illustrator or Photoshop was an exercise in futility.  Canva became the tool of choice once all hopes of making somethingRead more

There Are So Many Ways We Get the Pursuit of Happiness Wrong

If you ever want to figure out why you can’t find happiness, read or listen to The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson.  Manson doesn’t mince words in this book, and the language might be off-putting to some, but I don’t think he gives a… you know.  I was listening to theRead more

27 Minutes: One Teacher’s Vision for a Standards-Based Classroom

In this presentation, you will learn more about my vision for a standards-based classroom: what it would look like, how it would be run, and how students’ progress would be recorded and reported. This is the final presentation in a series of three.  As an aside, I will never use Adobe Presenter for presentations likeRead more