Choices! pt3: when it has worked for me… TIPS bucket

As the school year ends, I face what many teachers face: the challenge of keeping things fresh and engaging when Spring peeks around the corner.  In part two of my recent writings on choice, I’m looking more specifically at my own use of choice in the classroom.  When I started this post, “TIPS [Teaching Information Read More …

Choices! pt2: when it has(n’t?) worked for me… Neverwhere webquest

In the past few weeks, I helped build a campaign that would charge up our students’ interest in our school’s summer reading book, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.  During the discussion, I was turned to in order to add the technological spice that might draw in our digital natives.  With many things still in discussion / Read More …

Choices! pt1: students in PBL environments

I was able to tour a project-based learning school last week, and I was tremendously impressed by my student tourguide as well as the students I spoke to. They communicated freely with me (an adult and a stranger tot he school) about their learning in a reflective manner.  Most of what I was seeing was Read More …