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Anchoring the Learning

We all learn best when we are motivated to learn, and the intrinsic motivation of interest, pride, and “felt need” works much better than the extrinsic motivation of rewards, peer pressure, and fear! When students alternate between learning in school and learning remotely at home, how can educators ensure an “Atmosphere of Continual Motivation” to […]

The New Fall Look for School: A Hybrid Learning Environment

Fall 2020 promises to bring some challenges to schools in terms of social distancing. Most likely students will attend school with a staggered schedule that has them both learning at home and learning online. Even if social distancing ends, the chances of another virus-related school closing are high. It’s time to stop thinking of schools […]

11 Aspects of Remote Learning Design

The shift from “brick ‘n’ mortar” teaching to remote learning design is about more than posting lessons and assignments to a digital platform! Educators are working hard to recreate the learning ecosystem that exists in their classrooms and schools in a virtual way, because learning isn’t only about the lessons! Shifting paradigms is always a […]

The PBL-SEL Connection

This related resource is designed to help you see the PBL-SEL connection after you read the blog post! Imagine being part of a design team to address a real-world challenge: Designing products to help humans based on animal characteristics, saving butterflies from extinction, developing school and classroom libraries that accurately reflect those reading the books, […]

Focus 2020: Systems!

This post is sixth and final in my Focus 2020 series for the new year. Here are the links if you missed the earlier posts: – Executive Function Fuels Goal Achievement – Engagement First; Achievement Will Follow – Encourage Students to “Make It” and “Solve It” – Prioritize Student Choice – Teacher as Curator I don’t […]