Today I'm presenting at the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) Annual Educators Conference. The session is from 3-4pm in Carolina C room. Here's the session description and slide deck. Primary sources allow students the opportunity to "do" history and can be rich wells of inspiration for writing in Language Arts. Primary source analysis … Continue reading NCAIS 2014 Presentation
I'm spending a few days at Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools (OESIS) in Cambridge, MA. I'm presenting on the question of how to best use face to face time in blended classes. It's a topic that I think gets less attention than it deserves. I won't be surprised if in a time not so … Continue reading What Do We Do Now That We’re Here?
Looking forward to our presentation tomorrow at NCTE. Below is the info for the session and my slides. Click on the title of other panelists presentations for more info. Handout with presenter contact info and links Session: I.22 - 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm 11/19/2011 Format: Panel Room: Chicago Hilton/Waldorf Room, Third Floor Topic: Writing … Continue reading Honoring the Writing Journey- NCTE 2011
On Monday, I'm doing one of the Ignite-style (20 slides in 5 minutes) presentations for the NCAIS 21st Century Teacher Academy. I thought about doing the presentation on Socratic Seminars I've used before, but I decided to put together a new presentation based on some of the things I talked about at the New Literacies … Continue reading Role Reversal
I presented this afternoon at the Lenovo ThinkTank 2011 conference about ways in which administrators can support teacher innovation. For one of the slides illustrating how administrators could spark innovation, I wanted to represent the idea of healthy discomfort. The kind of discomfort that destabilizes a bit, the kind that makes you move because you're … Continue reading What Picture Should Go Here?
As a teacher, you have aspirations, values, and ideas. You try to infuse your teaching with these things, but I sometimes wonder, Do they see it? Are they getting it? Not just the content. Truth is I care about other things much more than that. I want them to love learning. I want them to … Continue reading Hope Realized
Here's the slidedeck for my ASCD presentation. It'll take place from 3:45-4:45 in Moscone 303. I'll post a screencast or crib sheet of notes soon. You can join the conversation even if you're not at the conference.
I'm presenting tomorrow to campus visitors about the Blended Learning Environment (BLE) US History class I'm teaching this year. I've posted a draft of the slides I'll be using in conjunction with the class blog. I'm grateful to my students for providing me with thoughtful reflections on the class so far for the presentation. I wish … Continue reading Learning Differently
On Thursday, I was exhausted and couldn't sleep because of a cough, so I took a sick day. I'd agreed to do a presentation for visitors from another school about the work my students and I do in the classroom, and I felt guilty about missing it. So while I was waiting for a decent … Continue reading Sick Day Screencast