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Student-Centered Course Ideas to Implement Tomorrow

Image from Pixabay   Want your students to love learning and help themselves learn? Student-centered classrooms have become the hallmark of a seasoned teacher’s course. Strategies […]

Shockingly Simple Ways to Engage Learners in An Online Course

  Choices will motivate your learners. If you have very little participation in your courses, try offering choices right from the start. Not only do choices […]

An Amazing Offer: Fast and Low Cost Course Reviews

Have you written an online course and wondering how good it is?  Are you hoping to cash in on your online content? I am now […]

Design Process #FAIL

Some time ago, I worked with a company that completely ignored the design process. I strongly discouraged it. There was no ADDIE, SAM or AGILE […]

Nine Essential Instructional Strategies in an Online Course

McRel is an educational research nonprofit with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. They have published numerous studies on instruction effectiveness. In the book, Classroom Instruction That Works: […]

Entrepreneurial Mindset Program for Students

Last week, I presented with the great Nancy Barnett of eL3 at the DECA AMPED conference in Denver. eL3 is working to bring entrepreneurial-savvy skills to […]

Looking for Teachers to Write Exams

I have been working with a company for several months that is building an online curriculum/lesson planning tool for teachers. The next step is to […]

Articulate Challenge #4: Flatten Up Your Course Design Skills

Challenge #4 was to create at least two slides in a flat design. This was new territory for me, so I referenced The Beginner’s Guide […]

On Boredom

On Boredom  “Boredom is the inability to connect to the reality surrounding you.” Or something like that. A friend who used to say something to […]

Dissection in Schools

As a science teacher, people are surprised to find out that I am against dissection schools. It is an outdated practice. It is cruel. It […]

Self-discipline trumps IQ for academic success

Thank you to Strausser and his “A Teacher’s Perspective” Blog for this great post! “Listening to Bill Bennett’s radio show, he had on an author […]

Philosophy of Online Teaching

Rigor, relevance and relationships are critical components of online courses to ensure that every student has the opportunity to experience success. The first component is to […]

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