Student Engagement

  • 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...
  • Technology Is for Adults!

    by - Sep 1, 2015
    Or is it? Technology is for adults, and children should keep away from screens may sound an absurd story, today, but you’d be wrong. It is just one of the interesting...
  • Don’t Complicate Learning for Kids!

    by - Jul 23, 2015
    Sometimes we seem to complicate even the simplest things, and learning could be a perfect example. Could learning be as simple as keeping the student engagement switches on, or turning them...
  • Classrooms More Like Gymnasiums?

    by - Jun 30, 2015
    There’s a lot of talk about what a modern classroom should look like, and re-inventing the learning space. In this learning and working anywhere world, it has me thinking more about...
  • Many Points of Learning

    by - May 14, 2015
    There should be many points of learning, in every learning environment, and for every learning day. We may have gotten a little too comfortable after the 1:1 acceptance successes of the...
  • How Many Students Are Actively Engaged?

    by - May 4, 2015
    “How many students, in each class, regardless the subject area, are actively engaged in their lessons? Lately, I seem to be re-sharing the same message with many school leaders as well...
  • Feedback Makes the Grade

    by - Apr 28, 2015
    In many schools and districts percentages and their associated letter grades are still the norm, and daily feedback for learning still deemed an impossible consideration—or not considered at all. We should...
  • Leaders and Children: Pretend TED Talks

    by - Apr 24, 2015
    There are times I pretend TED talks. I know that sounds silly, but it’s true. I don’t think I’m alone. I’m sure others do it, or have considered it. I think...
  • Dr. Jamie Jensen: Active or Flipped?

    by - Apr 8, 2015
    Discipline-based education researcher Dr. Jamie Jensen, Assistant Professor of Biology at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, UT, is out to discover whether it’s the Active part of lessons, rather than the...
  • Differentiated & Interdisciplinary Instruction

    by - Mar 19, 2015
    Any conversation of differentiated instruction is usually followed closely by the assessment connected to it—usually a pre- and post-test model, with plenty of check-ups in between. It is important to discover...