Book Reads | Teaching and Learning

Willpower Alone Won’t Make that Goal Happen

We spend a shocking 43 percent of our day doing things without thinking about them. That means that almost half of our actions aren’t conscious choices but the result of our non-conscious mind nudging our body to act along learned behaviors. – Good Habits, Bad Habits inside book inside flap

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Teaching and Learning

Look Both Ways Before Accepting Information as Truth

When I say the term “information literacy” what comes to mind? For most, they think of research … perhaps for an academic paper or maybe to double check the facts during a presidential debate. But information literacy is sooo much more than that. The United States National Forum on Information Literacy defines information literacy as […]

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Teaching and Learning

Let Them Speak

I attended a student panel on eSports. Six high schoolers had given up their time to come talk to educators about gaming and eSports leagues. Within five minutes, the questions had shifted away from students and were directed at the adults. Questions like: What about the violence? What about the hardware needs? What protocols need […]

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Teaching and Learning

Don’t Wait for the Postmortem to See if You’re Sick

“Educators have long complained that end-of-year, “summative” assessments are not useful because the results are not available until fall when their students have moved on to the next grade.” (Is this the end of end-of-year testing? Education Dive) Okay… I’m not a high stakes (I mean “end-of-year”) testing fan either, but … Summative assessments are […]

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Book Reads | Teaching and Learning

Talking to Colleagues about Talking to Strangers

My daughter Alex gets a quirky partial smile on her face when she’s highly anxious or nervous. I worried that this would work against her when she was in Navy Boot Camp. Today’s blog explains why… When Mike Lawrence invited me to his next #HookEd virtual book club talk, I jumped at the opportunity. The […]

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Educational Technology | Teaching and Learning

How May I Be of Service

As some of you know, I took a career break this summer. My first break from working since I was 14 1/2 years old. It was both terrifying and exhilarating. One of the by-products of that break was being able to connect with people I previously felt too busy to connect with, and provide them […]

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