The Four Components of Student-Driven Instruction

All learners deserve the opportunity to own their learning. They take this ownership when they have input into the what or the how of instruction. The more choice you offer students, the more they will embrace the learning. With technology integration, we no longer need to rely on the teacher as the sole expert in … More The Four Components of Student-Driven Instruction

Failing Spectacularly

I was listening to the radio today and they were interviewing Andy Grammer.  The DJ asked what advice he’d’ have for musicians that haven’t “made it” yet.  He said, “Fail spectacularly.”  He went on to say that you can be an enormous success, or you can be an enormous failure, but if you are just … More Failing Spectacularly

Empowered by Reciprocal Learning – Student Engagement Series

I recently had coffee with a good teacher friend.  He was telling me that their district is moving from iPads to Chromebooks for next school year.  Some of the other teachers were rejoicing because then the students “wouldn’t be playing games during class.”  He pointed out to them that kids can, in fact, still play games … More Empowered by Reciprocal Learning – Student Engagement Series