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The Six Phases of PBL Design & Implementation

If you’re looking to: you need to think of one word, the key to it all: engagement! Think about any child or adult you know, or yourself! When we are engaged in an activity that draws us in, we lose all track of time; we are glued to the activity; we question; we search; we […]

5 Strategies for Leveraging Neurodiversity in the Classroom

In the blockbuster The Imitation Game, Alan Turing is stigmatized as arrogant and apathetic. In a classroom, children labeled with these characteristics are less likely to be authentically engaged. Their education and career opportunities become limited as a result. However, when we shift our mindsets and frame those characteristics as self-aware and passionate (for Turing, […]

Why Should Teachers Not Fear ChatGPT?

I wanted to answer the question that is on so many educators’ minds, so I decided to ask the source! Here is my morning chat with ChatGPT: Nancy: How can teachers use ChatGPT with students instead of fearing it? ChatGPT: Teachers can use chatbots like ChatGPT to enhance students’ learning experiences and supplement their traditional […]

Unlocking the Potential of Content, Learners, & Teachers Through Questioning!

Unlocking potential through questioning is the first step in the quest for student “choice and voice.” Choice empowers students to make decisions about their own learning path; voice engages them in designing the learning environment. First, however, students need to become comfortable with expression — sharing their thoughts, ideas, learning, and questions. So I like […]

Principal Support Is Just a PLE* Away!

The pandemic started a domino effect of issues that are still affecting schools today. Principals must attend to so much, and there are so many urgent items nagging at them, that it is sometimes hard to focus on instructional leadership. As principals face the challenge of moving their schools forward, they must shift to empowering […]