Planning Time

My first digital classroom session is scheduled for tomorrow at noon.  This is an amazing opportunity to gather with all 86 of my 9th grade Global Ecology students, the 3 “Global Block” 9th grade teachers, our field-based instructor and our Global Ecology “Head of House.”  Invitations have been sent to the students and the task Read More …

Design Principles for Online Learning

Providing students with the best distance learning content in the world would be useless if students can’t find the content or don’t know what to do with it.  That’s where UDL comes in.  UDL is Universal Design for Learning.and its purpose is to remove barriers to learning so that teachers may reach all students.  UDL Read More …

Put on Pants. Real Pants.

Norms and expectations which are obvious when students come to the school building each day are not as obvious when it came to online classes.  To help us translate our classroom norms to our digital classroom, I have created a list of expectations I have of students as we show up for each other in Read More …

I am Researching

Two weeks ago I asked my students to respond to the prompt I am researching ______  because I want to ______.  We were beginning to narrow our topics, issues and interests in order to focus on a research question.  I am starting my day with the same exercise I had given my students, responding to Read More …