Writing Better Poetry: 5 Tips to Get You Started

Genuineness and originality is a must for every piece of creative writing, but maybe even more so for poetry. It’s not an easy task to […]

Learner Motivation & Engagement: Curated Resources for your PLN

This month we’ve focused on the relationship between engagement and motivation. Chip Dye discussed how engagement is what keeps people in class, and I responded with […]

Motivation Revisited – Getting Learners to the Virtual Classroom is a Shared Responsibility

Designing and delivering an engaging learning experience is an effective way of keeping people in the virtual learning experience once they've started, but getting people […]

Cathedral Thinking - Designing for the Next Century

“Though there are many instances to which Cathedral Thinking can be applied, they all require the same foundation: a far-reaching vision, a well thought-out blueprint, […]

#GuildChat for 2/1/19 Maintaining and Increasing Motivation

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, February 1st at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on Maintaining and Increasing Motivation. […]

5 Tips for Staying Motivated This Semester

The ability to stay motivated is essential for virtual school (and all) students to be successful.  Motivation is not something that you are born with. […]

April Student Tech Tip: Getting Academic Help

For this month’s student tech tip, I’d like to highlight two resources shared on the Edudemic website. Edudemic is a site that provides educational technology […]

Reflections on “Cut the curriculum” [Richardson; K-12 focused]

Cut the curriculum — from willrichardson.com by Will Richardson Excerpt: Here’s an idea: A Minimal Viable Curriculum (MVC). That’s what Christian Talbot over at Basecamp is […]

#GuildChat for 1/18/19: Teaching Rarely Used Skills

Our next #GuildChat takes place Friday, January 18th at 11am PT / 2pm ET. Our topic for this week’s chat is on Teaching Rarely Used […]

You Have the Power, Don’t Give it Away

What is power?  Looking at the standard definition we see this: “the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the […]

Reflections on obtaining a long term return on investment (ROI) in our current learning

From DSC: First of all, an excerpt from an email from RetrievalPractice.org: Last week, we talked about an activity we call Flash Forward. Simply ask your […]

Join Me And Keep Ideas From Fading Away

I’m sitting here on Halloween having just finished carving the pumpkins with my daughter and wife. It has become a tradition to get all the […]

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