It’s easy to find stories and reports in the media frustrated with technology in schools, promoting caution, or even advocating for banning tech. But to what extent to these look at how the technology was being used, consider desired learning experiences for students, or the support offered teachers? … More Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning
There are many children who seem undermotivated, disengaged, and underachieving. Many educators are frustrated by such students; some educators as they struggle with finding ways to engage those students, and some because they believe it is up to those students to be motivated or not. While it is true that the degree to which students are “self motivated” is a … More Motivating Students: Focus on 6 Strategies
The more we try to to help build the talents of every student and help every learner succeed in school, the more we have to be deliberate about creating good learning experiences in our classrooms. I have certainly added to the conversation about what I believe gives students good learning experiences. The roots of those … More What Makes for Good Learning Experiences?
They do with they lead an engaging Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture course! Foxcroft Academy’s Julie Willcott was recognized by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District as the 2015 Outstanding Conservation Educator of the Year. Julie’s Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture course provided a dynamic opportunity for FA students to gain direct, hands-on experiences working … More How Does a Teacher Receive an Award from the County Soil and Water Conservation District?