Category Archives: Student Engagement Series

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 … Continue reading

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Solving Real-World Problems in High School Engineering

I grew up in a small town. I’m raising my children in that same small town (I know. Sounds like a John Mellencamp song). While I love small towns for many reasons, I do get a bit envious of the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Empowered By Choice – Student Engagement Series

Today I had the privilege of sitting in on five different lessons.  My purpose was to observe teachers who are in the process of integrating technology into their curriculum.  What I love to pay attention to, during these times, is … Continue reading

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