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Foldables in Computer Science: Consolidating Our Learning

How might we help learners synthesize important computer science topics (including vocabulary, structures, and techniques) using Foldables? How might these three-dimensional graphic organizers help learners consolidate their learning, while also providing effective notes for later reference? 700 more words

"You don't use the right words."

So, setting aside my disaster of a research statement for now (though I did make a list of all my current and future projects, so that counts for something, right?), I also have to re-write my teaching philosophy. 541 more words

Grad School

Smorgasbord: August looms

Teacher evaluation is about relationships and learning, not about scores

Long ago, I co-wrote a policy paper advocating for a teacher evaluation system that acknowledges that evaluation is a conversation that requires the context of a professional learning community, with input not only from the administration, but furthermore one’s peers. 792 more words


We Teach Languages Episode 12: Teaching Racial Diversity and Growing as a Teacher with Laurel Abreu

In episode 12 of We Teach Languages, Stacey interviews Laurel Abreu about a class she teaches that explores racial and linguistic diversity in Spanish, about a 2016 paper she wrote on teaching racial diversity, and about her own journey to grow as a teacher and become more aware of difference. 188 more words

WTL Podcast Episodes

3-Minute Practice Challenges

Summer is here in its full glory in the Midwest! We’re still about a month out from school starting back up in Springfield and the temperature outside is almost unbearably hot. 1,087 more words


A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.

Source: A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning