Personalized Learning

  • The Ultimate Teaching Observation

    by - Sep 3, 2015
    I was recently at a teaching gathering of active and former educators of varying ages. They all had similar, but not very positive, observation and teacher evaluation stories. The conversation was...
  • Invitation to Learning

    by - Aug 14, 2015
    I have more questions than answers about what’s really important in student learning. I talk and listen to a lot of people, whom I know are much smarter and know so...
  • The Challenges of Teaching Reading

    by - Jun 23, 2015
    I know from experience, from having done it, that teaching reading is a tremendous challenge, and that first grade teachers need to be experts at teaching students to read. Teaching reading...
  • Relevancy of Student Learning

    by - May 11, 2015
    Students understand relevancy of learning as well as, or better than, anyone involved with, or in, education. They are, after all, usually at the receiving end of learning, and most often...
  • Meaningful Little Student Data

    by - Mar 30, 2015
    It seems data has gotten some negative press lately, especially when the word is associated with student information, but meaningful student data is extremely essential to teaching and learning. It shouldn’t...
  • Supt. John C. Carver: Future Ready

    by - Mar 12, 2015
    Superintendent John C. Carver (@JohnCCarver) leads the Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools in Northeast Iowa (Cresco). He has never been stranded on an education island, or shied away from speaking his education mind....
  • Feedback Is More Than Raising Hands

    by - Mar 9, 2015
    If raising hands is the only feedback device used at schools, today, it should be cause for a loud learning alarm to go off, because it certainly could be classified as...
  • Giving Students an Active Voice

    by - Mar 3, 2015
    Helping educators understand that students learn better when they are involved, as well as how to get students engaged throughout a lesson should be the goal of every school leader. There...
  • Changing Learning Environment Perceptions

    by - Jan 15, 2015
    There has to be a change of perception, as to what a learning environment needs to look like, and that doesn’t necessarily mean that the physical appearance of the classroom needs...
  • How Do Students That Hate School Learn?

    by - Jan 13, 2015
    It has been my privilege to know many students at many grade and age levels, who have said they hated school. They were all different, referred to as brilliant, disenchanted, disengaged,...