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From “Teacher-Dependent” to “Student-Dependent” Learning

Learning in schools is “teacher-dependent” with the core element being the “lesson.” In March of 2020, when students and teachers shifted to remote instruction, the “teacher-dependent” approach failed us. Schools are talking about learning losses; students weren’t logging in to join lessons; primary teachers were trying to help students stay focused; teachers, students, and parents […]

Dr. Nancy Sulla’s Latest Book Available for Pre-order

Dr. Nancy Sulla’s 6th and latest book, Reinventing the Classroom Experience: Learning Anywhere, Anytime, is now available for preorder from Routledge Publishing for delivery after May 30, 2021. In this book, Dr. Sulla explains “how you can reinvent the classroom experience and provide high-quality instruction that works as well at home as it does in […]

Remote Teaching — But Not Like Spring!

With COVID cases on the rise, many schools are returning to remote instruction, at least through mid-January, as a “pause,” as one district put it. Last spring was a very trying time, and not a lot went well, but it’s important to realize that you have the opportunity to #DoSomethingDifferent and ROCK remote learning! My […]

Game Plan: Executive Function in Sports!

– Focus? – Remember details? – Follow multiple steps? – See multiple sides to a situation? – Think about multiple concepts simultaneously? – Anticipate? – Create mental images? – Generate possible solutions? – Predict outcomes? – Apply former approaches to new situations? – Be creative? These are just some of the 40 skills of executive […]

Bronxville, NY Teachers Implement Learnings from IDE Remote/Hybrid PD

Bronxville, NY, teachers participated in the district’s Innovative Designs for Education Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom™ training over the summer and have worked to “create a program that sets students up for success while sustaining a hybrid model classroom.” The Bronxville School technology teacher Carole DelJuidice says, “A goal of mine has been to ensure a classroom […]