What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? It would be saying to students something like, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes — no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding — just left blowing in the wind. Let’s start by agreeing […]
Is your school/district interested in participating? Building off the success of the Comprehensive Professional Learning Courses, Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) has developed a meaningful method for delivering focused professional learning that is personalized to the needs of each individual teacher. The Focused Learning Units incorporate the same Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL) evolutionary reflective learning […]
Students must engage in lessons at a deeper level more than ever before. However, many educators are left wondering, what does deep engagement look like, how can I increase the level of student engagement within my classroom, and how can I do this in a way that is easy to manage, timely, and, most of all, […]
Rethinking Professional Learning Summit – Ohio, May 11, 2017 It has become abundantly clear that the one-size-fits-all, one-stop, traditional professional development model is no longer an option for providing educators with long lasting transformative learning opportunities. Research has shown that for high-quality and transferable professional learning to exist, teacher professional development opportunities must empower teachers […]
Anyone who has spent time with children in a classroom environment knows that every classroom needs an Instructional leader. If the teacher is unable or unwilling to assume this role, one or more students will fill the vacuum and lead the class in a direction that might not be best for learning. This is why […]
Educators must be treated as a critical profession whose role it is to help mold generations to come. There should be no question about providing the necessary resources and time for professional development opportunities.