Category Archives: Academic Support

Adaptive Learning and Other Educational Challenges

I subscribe to Dan Meyers’ blog because he thinks and writes with great clarity about the teaching of mathematics. I’m no mathematician, but good teaching techniques are cross-disciplinary, permitting me to apply many to the teaching of history. One of Dan’s recent … 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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The Power of Symbaloo

This post, written by Justine Fellows (Greens Farms Academy), is the first of a series of posts written by members of the CAIS Commission on Technology.  I have been struggling for years (yes folks, over 20!) with bookmarks and favorites. … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

In this age of instant messaging, twitter, and blogging, these advanced forms of communication have found their way into our classrooms. This has increased the speed of communication, instant feed back. You can share your thoughts with the world in … Continue reading

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A Tool for Advising

Our school is nearing the end of a search for a new student information system (SIS). As the person responsible for coordinating this search, I’ve done a lot of thinking about how a SIS can help teachers do their job. … Continue reading

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The Power of Observation

Originally posted on The road to learning:
What you don’t give grades? In a recent #satchat (Saturday mornings 7:30 ET/PT) I mentioned how I assess my students though informal assessments and observation. This took a few people by surprise. My…

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Resources from Kate Knopp’s How Smart is Your Homework Program on October 16, 2012

Here is a video made by Kenneth Goldberg, Ph.D., about his theory, The Homework Trap. Here is a chart to stimulate reflection for teachers: Below are some other resources relevant to our workshop: Coyle, Daniel The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t … 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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Is it really that shocking? Technology and academics together

Earlier this year had to complete an assignment for my graduate class that proposed an action plan related to impacting student achievement.  I outlined the implementation of technology curriculum directly into the academic classrooms of our skill-based program from students … Continue reading

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Coaching: The New Leadership Skill

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