Teachers have only 180 days of influence. That's IT! Make sure they count. Why does that matter? It depends on why you teach. If you have no real vision for WHY you spend so much time with students, you should take your experience and find a better job, one that doesn't impact children. If, however, … Continue reading Why Teach?
Tech company,CTS, develops college ready skills program through SCRATCH coding, for local schools.
During the past few weeks, I have been promoting the importance of blended learning throughout our school. In fact, beginning in the fall, blended learning will be the focus of our principal, faculty, and the target of our professional development. Recently, I have built a plan to implement blended learning in the foreign language program … Continue reading Time to Make a Change
I have set out to change how we deliver education to students by making teachers more aware of the need to connect with them in new ways. During the next school year, together with a small team, I am building a plan to support teachers as they dive into teaching with the help of technology. … Continue reading The Uncomfortable Business of Change
It's true that some classes are better taught by a live teacher and manipulatives. In other cases, using technology is a better choice. Currently I am testing the waters with a real project that will determine and possibly change how students are introduced to foreign languages in my school. This is currently only an idea, … Continue reading Why Tech? Using Disruptive Innovation with Foreign Language Courses
Old School Teaching No doubt, as a teacher you have wrestled with knowing which lessons are best taught "old school". Sometimes it's just quicker and easier to pick up a piece of chalk (well okay, an expo marker) and create a visual. As a technology integrator, the conflict reminds me of the struggle between ranchers … Continue reading Old School Teaching