Tag: Student Learning

Repost: Presenting an Educational Theorist: Lev Vygotsky

Originally posted on July 22nd, 2010 I had the opportunity to do a presentation of curriculum theorist Lev Vygotsky recently in class, and prepared some fun activities for the project.  I really enjoy this sort of blending of modern technology with the ideas of a theorist…

Repost: 5 Essential Questions About Curriculum

Originally published on July 15th, 2010 We’ve now spent some time in class grappling with some of the major curriculum theorists, with more to come in the next two weeks. As I grapple with some of the more personally challenging ideas that the study of curriculum…

Repost: 5 Changes We Can Make in Education This Year

Originally posted on July 6th, 2010 We all know education is not perfect. We can read the blogs talking about the systems, the political pressures, the poor state of education. Unfortunately, too often this leads teachers to think that they are powerless to confront some of…

Repost: Why Educators Must Create GREAT Content

Originally published July 6th, 2010 I have touched on this topic here and there before, but it has become very apparent to me this summer as I watch some of the great media being produced outside education. We need to learn how to present our material…

Repost: What if There Were No Grades IN Class?

Originally posted on April 20th, 2010 My belief right now is that we should, and can, eliminate marks from our classrooms if we are willing to really devote ourselves to inquiry-based and project-based learning.  If we can move from the “am I passing?” model to the…