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You ask yourself, "What is definition of Blended Learning?" I asked the same question and realized that it is something I wanted as a teacher and didn't have a name for it, nor did I have the technology and administrative support to do it. Now it seems that there are more and more administrators supporting teachers in their blended learning efforts. Personally, I think it sounds great. Our society is on the internet. Learning is acquired from everywhere, why not let this opportunity seek into the classroom. Blended learning is the combination of having face-to-face classes with courses that ar
A short article on how to go about preparing instructional programs utilizing the Jay McTighe's and Grant Wiggins Understanding By Design. Understanding by Design is a new approach to the teaching/learning process by utilizing an entirely new, but very effective model - Backward Design.
American higher education is shifting from a focus on what teachers teach to what learners learn. The role of teachers is shifting from one of disseminator of knowledge to facilitator of learning. One of the ways that we can encourage the shift to occur is in the construction of learning centered syllabi.
I am always amazed at the range of ability levels of my students within any given class. Within one 8th grade class I may have students who struggle to read and write while at the same time have students (within the same class) who are reading and writing on an upper high school level.
Much has been said and written lately about providing students with choices. I'm all about any methods which will improve student involvement in class, giving them ownership in their learning. There are many ways to give students choices, options, or just to provide random results and change up the monotony.
If you are a teacher who finds that "nothing works" to manage some students, this article may help. It's way past time for you to learn about ODD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder.