Tag Archives: Collaboration

Pull, Push, and Nudge

November 13, 2016

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“In the end it’s best to pull whenever you can, push whenever you must, and nudge all the time.”  That’s the closing (and the best) line of an article that someone sent my way this week.  The article is called The Power of Professional Capital – adapted from a book written by two Canadian Education Gurus […]

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My Class and Your Class

August 10, 2012

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My Class and Your Class

I just finished a new staff orientation at the district office.  For about half of the morning, we covered some of the practical details like email, google docs, paychecks and benefits.  The other half was dedicated to introducing the new staff to the culture of the district.  We heard from the Superintendent, the Assistent Superintendent, […]

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Group Study Guides

June 5, 2012

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Group Study Guides

The final exam in Cardio/Health will take place on Wednesday and Thursday and will cover the first 5 units of the term.  There’s a lot for students to review in order to be well prepared for the test.  In class yesterday, I followed Mrs. Bailey’s lead and split the students into 6 groups.  Each groups […]

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Learning In Teams

March 14, 2012

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Learning In Teams

I’ve reflected recently on the power of collaboration among educators.  What about student collaboration? There is an inherent power to be found in the cooperative learning model. It’s a model that can enhance students’ confidence and motivation.  Kellough and Carjuzaa, in the text book, Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools, explain it well: “The theory of cooperative learning is […]

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Collaborative Learning and Planning

March 5, 2012

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Collaborative Learning and Planning

I want to teach students that they are not isolated from their neighbors or the world around them. I want to teach students that they are better together, with all of their diversity, than they ever could be alone. I can imagine the irony of trying to teach these things to students while doing all […]

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