It’s About Why, Not What – Getting Beyond the Facts and into the Meaning Behind the Learning

Tiffany OttBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

In this post: What really matters in learning – and why we so often miss it Please, don’t use the butterfly method or impose death-by-grammar-worksheets How to move from “What” to “Why” 3 ways you can make the shift right now Picture this – you are sitting in your next staff meeting and the district has brought in someone to … Read More

When is the Right Time in Teaching to…?

Jeffrey KubiakAdministration, Blog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning

In This Post: Deciding when you should, and shouldn’t, discuss controversial topics with students. Is it ever the right time for test prep? Putting on your #GritBritches and sticking your neck out for awesomeness! When is the right time to…? Such an ever-present question, right? Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Is now a good time to discuss ____?” or … Read More

Teachers Killing the Flexible Seating Game

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Engagement, Lesson Planning

In This Post Celebrate the educators putting themselves out on social media to inspire & motivate others to find their own flexible seating style. Follow these flexible seating educators. Give a shout out to show your appreciation to other educators doing incredible things in their classrooms. All over the country, teachers are talking about flexible seating. It’s in our news … Read More

Top 6 Ways to Mess up Flexible Seating in Your Classroom

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Lesson Planning

6 Ways to Mess Up Flexible Seating In Your Classroom

Oh No! Don’t mess up your flexible seating game! In This Post: Sometimes we can get too excited about a new initiative and jump in too quickly. Consider these 6 mistakes to avoid when implementing flexible seating in your classroom. Not having enough seats, focusing too much on quantity, and not communicating with stakeholders are just a few of the … Read More