Quick Q: @hughtheteacher , @mrsdkrebs : How much did student engagement (or lack of it) play in to your decision to do #geniushour ? — Dave Quinn (@EduQuinn) February 17, 2016 I started to answer in a tweet, but I soon realized it was going to take more words than fit. So here goes, Dave.… Read more Question from @EduQuinn
Engagement/lessons/tips/tricks/ideas for spring fever – age specific. Funny, just last week, I found three ways to keep K-2 students engaged at the end of the year. Those are three things that I’m doing with my kindergarten students now. I wrote about them here. Engagement for All Ages! Those were for K-2, but today I’ll consider one… Read more Day 26 – #AprilBlogADay – Fighting Spring Fever
I had a ton of fun helping out with genius hour. The students seemed to be enthusiastic as well, which is crucial for making genius hour effective. One thing I was wondering was whether or not the students had specific learning goals for their projects because I think that is important. The students must be… Read more Must the Students?
I just returned from a conference for adjunct faculty at Buena Vista University. The keynote speaker was Troyce Fisher, a great educational leader in Iowa. She helped us unpack the college’s vision statement: BVU’s Vision We aspire to be a remarkable educational community, focused on learning, challenging every student, faculty and staff member to set… Read more Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose
As NaNoWriMo founder and author Chris Baty says, “We can all do amazing, impossible things when given a deadline, a supportive community, and unlimited access to chocolate and caffeine.” Here are a few ways students and I keep motivated during November to do the amazing, impossible task of writing a novel. Deadline. So many deadlines… Read more NaNoWriMo YWP – Keeping Motivated