Teacher Leader

I’ve decided to diverge from the suggested prompt today. What I’d like to talk about instead is my commitment to being a teacher leader. To me, that means that I advocate for good practices with my colleagues, both in my own department or wherever I meet teachers. I try to …

Teachnology

Frequently, when I type the word “technology,” I accidentally type “teachnology.” It seems appropriate to me since I believe that technology is an effective way to teach students. I like that technology: encourages collaboration helps students develop a sense of design/visual literacy is public and therefore makes for an actual …

Reflective Teaching

The people at te@chthought have challenged teachers to do a reflective blog post every day this month. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep up, but today’s a holiday–so I can at least start the month off with reflection. The prompt for today is to reflect on my …

Fair Use

Today in my Writing in a Digital Age class, we’ll be talking about fair use in honor of Digital Learning Day. I’ve been reading Renee Hobbs’s Copyright Clarity¬†and am borrowing heavily from a proposed workshop for educators. Since my students are more concerned with their own work, however, I’m using …

Educational Reform

I’ve been in Norway for the last few days, attending this year’s American Studies Association of Norway conference. There were many good presentations, but two in particular that I want to blog about. This first post will address the research of Thomas Hatch, professor at Columbia’s Teachers College and co-director …