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Be a Cage-Busting Teacher

As part of my summer recharge, I have a long list of teaching books to re-inspire me in preparation for the next school year. The first book I was excited to read was “The Cage-Busting Teacher… 669 more words

Reflections

The Fate of the Textbook in the Paperless Classroom

In 2012, U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan declared: “Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete.” As schoolbags decrease in size and paper and pen take a backseat, the questions surrounding the fate of the textbook continue to escalate. 712 more words

Education

How Important is Classroom Innovation?

George Couros recently posed the question: “Should Every Educator be an Innovator?” He bluntly offers his one-word response that resonates with most: Yes. Highlighting the need for an… 432 more words

Education

Critical Thinking: The Key to Digital Literacy?

How should we define digital literacy? Educational leader and PhD student, Lynnea West, explains her research on the principle ways of redefining education through technology, using digital literacy as a key driver: “I would hope that moving forward, we just call them ‘literacies’ and they’re just considered essential components of good literacy practices. 808 more words

Education

THE 21ST CENTURY SKILLS OF THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM

For many, flipping the classroom simply involves turning the traditional classroom on its head – moving the class work home, and the homework to class. Others argue there is a lot more to flipping than meets the eye. 584 more words

Education

Teachers Are the Real Change Agents

Over the past four years, I have learned that meaningful education reform begins with teachers. There are so many voices with an opinion about education–policy makers, parents, administrators, and community members–but none of these stakeholders has the ability to transform learning for students like teachers. 259 more words

Reflections

The Ten Faces of Innovation

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Image CreditHere is a video I created for a #DrexelEdDCH5 project based on The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley and Jonathan Littman. 127 more words

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