As teachers we bring our attitudes and biases to our work every day. If we present our classrooms as the epitome of awesomeness our students will accept that frame. If we are ambivalent or even negative about our learning environment, again, students will accept this as well.
Most of my teaching was done in the 1980s and 1990s and remote learning as it is being attempted today was not possible. Computers were pricy, internet access was through dial-up, and phones were not mobile. While that sounds like the dark ages, one axiom that has not changed is that we do not teachContinue reading “Three Keys to Protecting Remote Students”
The COVID-19 pandemic will stimulate change but there are areas that were already being disrupted for which the outbreak will be like lighting a match to a powder keg. One such area is post-secondary education. Multiple large-scale factors were in place and the bulk of the education system was beginning to adapt to changes thatContinue reading “Disruption for Colleges and Universities was Coming But Will Now Come Faster”
It is probable that you never imagined this professional scenario when you became an educator. I have a few ideas that may help.
In the past two weeks therer has been a flood of sales pitches and offers that may be 10 or more times what you normally experience. This post is about helping you manage the “noise”.
Indeed, games are critical parts of our growth and maturity and more natural than many of the activities we have institutionally put in place. Let’s look at how games that can help you and/or your orgranization at all times but especially in a crisis.
Schools are stepping up to meet today’s challenge but struggling with issues like students and families who do not have internet and a lack of standardization across their schools of software stacks and curriculum. This challenging time will pass – what should they be thinking about to prepare for the next pandemic or other crisis?
You may be home for another week of indefinite productivity and achievement while able to communicate withfew people face-to-face. I have worked remotely in different ways for 20 years and I have a few suggestions that I hope help.
The time we are home might be a drastic change from past routines. Below are a few tips to help with your emotional well being and sanity.
If you are working from home for the first time, here are some thoughts and pitfalls that might help you avoid some of the minor pain I had at times. If you are a seasoned remote worker, maybe you will find humor below!