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Retrieval practice, CBE, and what we value regarding student learning

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A number of educators across the country are finding great value in ‘learning science’ books such as Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning. In Powerful Teaching , the authors focus on the potential of: Retrieval practice – “pulling information out of students’ heads (e.g.,

Instagram, adolescent girls, and the importance of evidence

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I’ve written on this blog before about irresponsible fearmongering when it comes to technology. It’s one thing to judiciously weigh the pros and cons when it comes to technology and our children. It’s a whole ‘nother to just throw claims out there that lack evidence.

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Books I read in November 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in November 2021… The Eye of the World , Robert Jordan (fantasy). The Great Hunt , Robert Jordan (fantasy). The Apollo Murders , Chris Hadfield (sci fi). The Peacemaker’s Code , Deepak Malhotra (sci fi). Ballistic , Marko Kloos (sci fi).

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Superhero capes

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During the pandemic we donned our superhero capes and finally put computers and Internet access in the hands of our students. Then most of us took our capes off and gave kids digital worksheets. Related Posts. Education in a digital world [VIDEO].

The LMS Workbook for K-12 Leaders

The integration of technological tools to support learning has created a new personalized experience for students. Download this workbook and discover what you need to build an ecosystem that saves teachers time and improves student outcomes.

Books I read in October 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in October 2021… Aftershocks , Marko Kloos (sci fi). Kings of Paradise , Richard Nell (fantasy). Kings of Ash , Richard Nell (fantasy). Kings of Heaven , Richard Nell (fantasy). Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts.

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Pandemic-era control and compliance

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Student cameras are required to be on! We’ve installed monitoring software! We’ve banned backchannels or side channels! During the pandemic, the control / compliance focus of schools remains strong… Image credit: Netflix. No related posts.

Books I read in July 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in July 2021… Pedagogy of the Oppressed , Paulo Freire (education). Raven Black , Ann Cleeves (mystery). The Passenger , Lisa Lutz (thriller). Transformation , Carol Berg (fantasy). Revelation , Carol Berg (fantasy).

4 great questions about new teacher onboarding

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Here are 4 great questions from my principal licensure students about how we do new teacher onboarding in our schools and districts: Has no one asked new hires what could be done differently to make them feel more welcomed and comfortable?

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 04

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 07

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 06

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 01

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

My interview with Big Blue Button

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I recently had a chance to keynote Big Blue Button’s first-ever Global Conference. Afterward, I sat down (virtually) with Robert Hocking and we chatted about some deeper learning concepts that I had mentioned in my talk. The half-hour video on ‘ major shifts in education ‘ is below.

6 Tips for EdTech Evaluation by Adult Learning Institutions

Many continuing adult education institutions have turned to technology used by higher ed with the following benefits: elevates teaching and learning, scales to address changes in staffing, enrollment and budget, and protects student and institutional data.

Why most schools won’t ‘reinvent’ themselves after the pandemic

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A number of folks have been eagerly encouraging schools to ‘reinvent’ themselves after the pandemic. Here is a smattering of such articles: A time for disruptive innovation in education. COVID-19 as a catalyst for educational change.

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Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 05

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

What I’ve been up to: 5Sigma EduCon scavenger hunt keynote

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[ I’ve been fairly quiet here during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. I thought that I would share a little of what I’ve been doing for the past year… ].

Coming soon to a book shop near you…

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2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Welcome back for the 2020 school year! [a letter from your local superintendent and school board]

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Dear students, educators, and families, Welcome back for the 2020 school year! We are incredibly delighted to have our children and educators back in school again, particularly after such a challenging spring and summer.

Books I read in September 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in September 2021… Serpentine , Jonathan Kellerman (thriller). A Time of Courage , John Gwynne (fantasy). The Dragon’s Path , Daniel Abraham (fantasy). The King’s Blood , Daniel Abraham (fantasy). The Tyrant’s Law , Daniel Abraham (fantasy).

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What I’ve been up to: Silver Lining for Learning

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[ I’ve been fairly quiet here during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. I thought that I would share a little of what I’ve been doing for the past year… ].

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Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

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Some schools spent the summer engaged in magical thinking that everyone would be back in person this fall, just like before the pandemic.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 02

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

2 hours, up to 200 people, 1 low price

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[Trying something new here…]. The 4 Shifts Protocol is taking off in schools around the world. We’ve got tens of thousands of educators already using it for instructional redesign.

Will schools acknowledge where and how they failed during the pandemic?

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In an article about the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball , Howard Bryant said: Baseball should have taken the honest road, which would be to carry its stain and leave the tattered, piecemeal records of the various Negro Leagues as a historical reminder of its own destructiveness.

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Avoid magical thinking: ‘Design for online’ this fall

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As coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, numerous school districts are reluctantly announcing that they will be doing ‘remote learning’ again this fall.

Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

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Some faculty members are like race horses out of the gate.

Books I read in May 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in May 2021… The Power of Place , Tom Vander Ark, Emily Liebtag, & Nate McClennen [education]. Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education , Tony Wagner [education].

The importance of social studies and information literacy

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As someone who grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and whose parents worked for the federal government, today’s events have been… challenging.

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Books I read in April 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2021… The Spy Who Came In From the Cold , John le Carré [thriller]. Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century , Orson Scott Card [sci fi]. Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts. Books I read in May 2020.

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3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.