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Sharing Gratitude for Podcast Guest Appearances

I’m always game to talk about education – about pedagogical methods, about the “Why” behind what we do, how things might be changed for improvement, and anything else. Because I’ve been meeting less with my curriculum team and middle school … Continue reading

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Teaching Memo: Holocaust Education 7-Week Unit of Study

“So here it is – I’ve built this unit. It’s the plan I bring with me into a 7-week course on the Holocaust with my current sixth graders…” Continue reading

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Teaching Memo: My EdWeek Opinion Article – Hybrid Teaching Dos and Don’ts

Recently, I asked some 6th graders, “How do our to-do lists compare with Ms. M.’s playlists?”

“Yours are awful, Mr. Capone,” came the unflinching reply.

I smiled. “OK. Tell me why.” Continue reading

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How to REALLY be Prepared for the 2020-2021 School Year

Challenge and Solution # 1 Challenge “I have been doing this for years / I’ve been training to teach a certain way. I can’t rely on that training/experience and have everything ready to go for online and in-person contexts.” Solution … Continue reading

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A Two-Track-Option Approach to Teaching and Learning

We can give students most comfortable with predictability and control over tight scheduling one track/option that suits their needs, and we can give students who prefer a flexible, thinking-skill-driven, personalized learning experience that choice as a second track. Continue reading

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