Engaged

OMG Becky. PD is Getting So Much Better!! Professional Development can be better. Actually, it must be better. We deserve it as educators, and our kids deserve highly developed teachers and leaders in our schools. Here are some amazing examples of how PD can change for the better. Learn what …

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I am thankful for all of the amazing feedback we have received for this newsletter. We will be improving this resource as a result. One piece of feedback we received was that folks couldn’t find the unsubscribe link. It is at the bottom of this email. 😉 Voice Padlet has …

Specific

Be specific whenever you can. It helps in telling stories. It helps in giving feedback. It helps in giving directions. It helps in framing change. Be specific. Backchannels Backchannel conversations are an amazing tool for listening to unheard voices in your classroom all the while increasing cognitive engagement. Padlet has …

Experience

I cannot give you my experience. Rather, I can only be with you in your experiences, letting my past inform your future. Pop Up Classroom – Classroom Design that Fosters Creativity and Agency When students have ownership over their learning spaces, they’re much more likely to own the learning that …

The Crust

I often cut off the crust of my youngest son’s PB&J. I don’t do this for my two older children, though. At some point, they just got used to the rough edges and the more difficult texture, even coming to like the hard crust surrounding their meal. How to Use …

Render

There is a time between when you are done with a project and when it sees the light of day. For video, the last step is for the video to be ‘rendered’ so that it can be shared and played. Too often, we get stuck editing and rendering, and never …