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Reflections on a paperless year: Collaborative Learning

Another goal of mine with digital notebooks was to enable new forms of collaboration in my classroom. Because digital documents like GoogleDocs allow multiple people to access and edit the same document online at any time, it opens the door to new possibilities for both students and teachers: 904 more words

Science Teaching

Captain Cartwright's ten killer questions to develop a high performing science department

by  Ed Walsh

Having had some minor part in the recent Science Learning Centre and Ofsted events last month, I was intrigued to be presenting sessions at the SS Great Britain in Bristol. 659 more words

Continuing Professional Development

Foundations for Organization

Four of my twelve “Summah Goals”  directly deal with organization, so this week, I want to spend some time divulging what I am doing to keep organized and hopefully stay a little more sane this fall. 757 more words


carl wieman on active learning

Recently I wrote about a paper by Freeman et al: a meta-analysis looking at the impact of active learning on student success in maths, engineering, & the sciences (the ‘STEM’ subjects).  244 more words


Yes and no.

I just wanted to weigh in on this a little bit. I think it gets a lot right, but a couple things wrong. I’m very sympathetic to anyone championing the humanities, because in the face of rampant STEM-fetishizing, wonder-killing, capitalistic practicality, I respect that they managed to summon the energy. 1,206 more words