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Starting the School Year: Priming Plan vs. First ALU

Note: If you click on a link to the IDEportal and are a subscriber, log in; otherwise, click demo mode. The goal of engagement should be “minds-on” passionate entanglement with the task at hand. In the Learner-Active, Technology-Infused Classroom, we achieve engagement through the use of real-world, problem-based tasks to launch a unit. Given a […]

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

I hope it’s been a great week of taking time to stop and thank a teacher! As this “focus” week comes to a close, let’s continue to remember how important teachers are to creating the future. As schools struggle with working to improve student achievement, the reaction seems to be teacher-proofing instruction: providing highly scripted […]