I get a lot of questions from teachers about what it’s like to teach in an online setting, especially an asynchronous one. Here’s some background: For my entire career, I’ve gravitated to what I felt like have been the most challenging environments. I have always had more fun teaching students who need special consideration to…… Continue reading Why I Teach Online
I wrote a book for students guiding them through the process of using ChatGPT effectively.
I think that there is enormous potential in ChatGPT for English Language Learners, special ed students with writing accommodations, disabled students who use assistive tech for speech to text, etc. If they can use the tool to get a first draft done, then they could spend their time editing and updating the default text. This…… Continue reading Initial Thoughts on Chat GPT
Innovation isn’t just a buzzword, I mean, it is, but not to me and the work I do. It’s a concept that has been studied for decades. It can be planned purposefully. Innovation isn’t technology. It’s about new or enhanced ways of doing things that result in a measurable benefit. Innovations can be things like…… Continue reading Innovation in Education
I hate things that are pointless. I mean, what’s the purpose of these subjective numbers we use to assign value to a task? They do not mean anything. Letter grades do not even really mean anything. A student who is going to do well in my class gets an A, a student who just wants…… Continue reading Why Grades are Bullshit
Do not be afraid of online learning In response to those who are seeking information about the difference between what districts are doing with their Distance Learning plans vs. what is offered through a state certified online provider it is important to recognize what a district’s and family’s goals are for their learners. The following…… Continue reading Differences Between Distance Learning and Online Learning
EduClones So, the world of education and school boards around the country failed miserably in their responses to the COVID-19 shutdowns. They still are. Even after all we know about good instructional design, there were no massive calls for teacher trainings, or non-voter approved levies to bring in teachers over the summer of 2020 to…… Continue reading What’s Next for Education?