The Flip: Why I Love It – How I Use It

I love the flip. I do. And I realize by saying this I’m making a controversial statement. I believe if used judiciously, in the right context, the flip can free up valuable class time and provide the background knowledge that is fundamental for students to then go forward and wrestle with higher order thinking. Bottom line: it’s not always the right instructional choice, it’s only one tool in our educational repertoire. But it can be a powerful one.

Do We Need Coaches or Mentors? Both?

Cross-posted Watching a recent interview with golf legend Tom Watson, David Feherty asked him what he thought  about the trend in the game today for players to use coaches. He commented on how the range at a PGA tour event is full of entourages for each player that...

El Paso cohort-stirrings of greatness

It was with great excitement that I came into a leadership role in the El Paso PLP cohort. I had followed PLP’s work for years and when Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach asked me to come on board in support of El Paso educators, I jumped at the chance. I have friends in...

PLP Journey: Planning Our EdCamp PD Day

Our faculty has been very active throughout the year implementing innovative teaching strategies and creating engaging projects that fit their IP21 (Individual Plan for 21st Century Teaching and Learning) professional goals.These goals are not mandated by the administration but selected by each teacher. Giving ownership to teachers to design their professional growth makes these goals relevant and meaningful to our teaching practice. So why not apply this same PD approach to designing our Professional Learning Day?

Be Careful Out There….

Or at least think before you click “send.” Our recent Virtual Academy on Digital Citizenship featured Robin Ellis, Alec Couros, and Clarence Fisher, who presented on variety of topics focused on Digital Citizenship for Classroom Teachers. You can catch the...

Connected Principals

I’m listening to Lyn Hilt participate in a Connected Principals Elluminate session tonight. Lyn is a member of the IU13 cohort, and someone to watch! Lyn joins Patrick Larkin, Dave Meister, and George Couros (one of our Experienced Voices) in tonight’s...