When covidcation and remote instruction forced us to incorporate a litany of remote instruction tools and practices into the craft of teaching it was a necessity. Now, thanks to vaccinations, we are able to have students back in the classroom. But to walk away from all of the lessons of remote instruction and return squarelyContinue reading “Using WebEx In the Classroom”
It is probably important to note that my reputation outside of Room 112 is that I am intimidating. So when your initial impression is intimidating, how can build trust through Zoom? Enter Brene Brown and the genius of her permission slips
I believe in the power of writing while learning. I beleive in the power of a pencil and a clean sheet of paper. I beleive that if a student hears me say something, and then has to convert my words into notes they scribble there are all kinds of learning going on. AP CSP studentsContinue reading “Is there an easy to get a quick review of handwritten pages during remote instruction?”
Tie Integrity to the Purpose of Learning: Life is not about getting an A on a homework assignment. If I want my students to be lifelong learners, I have to have authentic appreciation for where their individual learning processes.
If Nick Saban and Gus Malzahn were tasked with making Room 112 as safe as possible, what would they do? For those of you not from the state of Alabama, it is normal for many of us to wonder How would my favorite college football coach handle this situation.
So, in this time of remote instruction – when student experiences are scattered, when teachers are isolated, when resources are stretched – I find it more important than ever to be a Guardian of the Create Performance Task Process. Like a cook, protecting the integrity of quality ingredients.
The paradox of remote instruction is that I am both inside their homes and disconnected from them like never before.
Anyone else bomb a lecture that was heard by a teenager in the shower today? No? Just Me?
These are some almost unplugged activities I developed for this weeks remote teaching of my Introduction to CS course. Engagement over Rigor.
This week, as our district office implements their ALSDE approved #COVID plan, teachers were asked to focus students on enrichment versus new instruction. Monday, AP CSA was assigned a polymorphism activity This was the 2nd time they had been introduced to the topic, and I have an unofficial theory that it is not until theContinue reading “AP CSA Enrichment Gone Awry”