Author Archives: marekbeck

Student Response Systems

The key to an effective and engaging learning environment is that each student has a voice. Student Response Systems (SRS) allows for student voices to be shared in a myriad of ways.SRS are a formative assessment measure that allows students to … Continue reading

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Google Summit Comes to Connecticut

Attend the Google Summit in Greenwich, Connecticut on June 21 and 22. Stay for the Google Certified Apps Trainer bootcamp on June 23. For more details: http://connecticut.appsevents.com/  

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Future Learning

At our Commission on Professional Development meeting last night, committee members were asked to share thought-provoking videos that have shaped their practice. This one addresses the future of learning. Do you have a video to share?

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Reflections ‘Teachers Helping Teachers’ conference

Presenting at the CAIS Teachers Helping Teachers conference this past Tuesday was a true honor and pleasure. Not only was I able to share something that was passionate to me with my fellow educators, but I was also able to connect, communicate, … Continue reading

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My 60-Second Video for the Google Teacher Academy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsfFYCecylI&sns=em This summer I hope to be accepted into the Google Teacher Academy to be a Google-certified teacher. This is the required video as part of the application. I tried getting a little creative with it. The required theme is … Continue reading

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Tackling the Homework Dillema

Making Homework Meaningful – and Less of a Burden “Is homework a subject or a method?” asks former superintendent Lee Jenkins in this thoughtful article in Middle Ground. “If it is a subject, shouldn’t teachers request that homework grades be … Continue reading

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Coaching: The New Leadership Skill

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