Design Thinking

Technology is Not the GrandMaster of the Ticker Tape Parade

High School Student’s FB this morning On #CAEdChat Sunday night, we discussed ways to “pimp” our lessons so that students walk in the door jazzed to learn. Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate, shared that he always asks, “Here’s my lesson…now how can I make this come ALIVE?! How can I create an […]

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Design Thinking

Engaged Learning Does NOT Look Like This

I came across this posting on a school’s Facebook page the other day. Am I the only one who is sad by this photo, and the accompanying caption? I don’t see a single engaged student in this photo. On the contrary, I see a lot of body language that denotes the complete opposite of engagement. […]

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Design Thinking

Change, Change, Change

The shift to Common Core has not only caused a change in curriculum and instructional strategies, but it’s also impacted every department in our school district. Funding has changed; assessments have changed; technology needs have changed; report cards have changed… and the list goes on and on. As we navigate these changes, I am looking […]

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