Professional Development

  • Education Technology Role Models

    by - Jan 6, 2015
    I’m not sure if the educator role models using education technology in classrooms, today, differ enough from the Lone Ranger pioneers of the last few decades. While it is common to...
  • All the Answers to Education Change

    by - Jan 5, 2015
    Do we have all the answers to education change, but just can’t see them, or interpret them? Have you ever traveled a very long way, only to have someone point out...
  • Making Education Leadership Less Scary

    by - Dec 15, 2014
    Education leadership at all levels can be scary. Most leaders find it difficult to change, move in different directions, or try new things. But looking at leadership from the direction educators...
  • Heather Lamoureux Lucky Teacher Traveler

    by - Oct 24, 2014
    Heather Lamoureux considers herself lucky to be back home teaching at Collins Elementary School, in Roscommon County, and the Houghton Lake Community School District, where she grew up and attended school...
  • Six Ways to Save Time with Technology

    by - Oct 13, 2014
    Six ways to save time with technology… Give students a technology toolkit: In the age of the iStudent, all educators are technology teachers. It’s our responsibility, no matter what grade or...
  • Kids, What Do You Want to Learn Today?

    by - Aug 7, 2014
    Today, as I think about authentic learning, I’m reminded of a last century education conversation I had with a young, and very unprepared teacher, who said, “I go in each day...
  • Complete Learning Space Thinking

    by - Jul 29, 2014
    Today’s learning space conversations need to be developed through complete learning space thinking, rather than only conversations of separate parts. For a while I’ve been saying personalized learning instead of 1:1,...
  • Education Feedback Legacy

    by - Jul 28, 2014
    In most cases, if you look, there’s a history—an education legacy—good or bad—sometimes successful and sometimes not—education feedback is no exception. When someone says “feedback in class” to me without sharing...
  • The Meaning of Education Collaboration

    by - Jul 24, 2014
    What does collaboration in education really mean? Recently, while attending a large education conference, I was struck by this comment from a marketplace expert, “The word collaboration is all over this...
  • World Cup Lesson Plans

    by - Jun 12, 2014
    Here are a few lesson ideas from teachers that will harness World Cup enthusiasm, and could be used for other events, too. Geography – Andy Knill – Geography PT, Bower Academy,...