TOP Travel Lessons – #BLOG365 Day 254 #TOPStudyTour @TOPTeachGermany

Two weeks in Germany. Fifteen social studies educators. Two German guides. Four hotels. Three train trips. Countless rides on public transportation of all types. A record of 26,000 steps in one day. And a load of lessons learned. Always take a jacket. I didn't. I had a few sweaters. But, they didn't cut it. The … Continue reading TOP Travel Lessons – #BLOG365 Day 254 #TOPStudyTour @TOPTeachGermany

Museum Monday: Point Alpha – Day 253 #BLOG365 #TOPStudyTour @TopTeachGermany

Two Mondays ago I was at Point Alpha on the Inner German border near Geisa. I knew from the moment I got there I had to blog about the interpretative strategies in the museum. The Point Alpha foundation was established to be a place of commemoration and learning in 2008. For years it was the … Continue reading Museum Monday: Point Alpha – Day 253 #BLOG365 #TOPStudyTour @TopTeachGermany

5 Reasons I’m Glad to Be a Member of @ASCD – #BLOG365 Day 176 #empower17 @ascdempower

  Last weekend I had the opportunity to join in the fun at the #Empower17 video booth. I had no idea what to expect. When I sat down to be interviewed one of the first questions I was asked was "what do you think of when you hear ASCD?" A few thoughts came to my mind. … Continue reading 5 Reasons I’m Glad to Be a Member of @ASCD – #BLOG365 Day 176 #empower17 @ascdempower

If the Content You Teach Was On Fire What Would You Save?- #BLOG365 Day 176 @NancyFrey #visiblelearning #Empower17 @ascdempower

Your content is on fire. You can only save five things, five things you can use to continue to propel learning for your students. What do you save? This was the question posed to us at Empower17 by Nancy Frey, literacy expert and author of Visible Learning for Literacy. I wish I had heard this … Continue reading If the Content You Teach Was On Fire What Would You Save?- #BLOG365 Day 176 @NancyFrey #visiblelearning #Empower17 @ascdempower

Using Video to Improve Instruction – #BLOG365 #sschat

  Last night I was cleaning out my Google Drive and I found a video I had done for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in which I demonstrated a quick object-based learning activity. The video was only four minutes. Each day at the beginning of class we began with an object observation activity where students "read" … Continue reading Using Video to Improve Instruction – #BLOG365 #sschat

Me on the Map: Networked Educators – #BLOG365 #IMMOOC Day 50

So, I am still struggling with teacher empowerment, looking for inventive ways to inspire sharing and unleash the inner teacher leader in others. I read this blog post today, Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter. In it, the author writes "we do not work in a sealed-off, Rodin Thinker fashion." I'm also reminded of … Continue reading Me on the Map: Networked Educators – #BLOG365 #IMMOOC Day 50