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Teaching Memo – Hybrid Teaching: Dos and Don’ts (that didn’t make the cut)

Need some tips on teaching concurrently / in a hybrid model? Here are some dos and don’ts for how to succeed at teaching remote and in-person students simultaneously. Continue reading

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It’s Time to End Direct Instruction

Direct instruction. I’ll tell you what you need to know. You record it, train yourself to know it, and then repeat it back, apply it to something else, or synthesize that knowledge plus some other knowledge in producing original work. … Continue reading

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Three Part Series on Story Structure

Okay, so this isn’t profound, brand new, or whatever. But it’s solid stuff, and I created it on the fly this week for students working from home. I thought maybe other folks – parents working with their students at home, … Continue reading

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Nothing Went as Planned, and Everything Will Be Okay: A(nother) 2020 Experience

All we can do is the best we can do, and it’s okay not to be okay. This week, as is the case so many places across the country, our school had a surprise shutdown on the occasion of a … Continue reading

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

Are you ready for probable school closures? If schools remain open, are you prepared for that, too? We teachers must be ready for both eventualities. I wrote a concerned email to a supervisor earlier this summer expressing my worry that … Continue reading

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