Add a $: Context Matters

Add Context to Lessons Context is not one of the 4 C’s but it should be. When designing lessons I ask myself “why would the STUDENTS care about this?” What context can they relate to? How does the context answer the question “when will I ever...

Paperless is not a Pedagogy

When we say paperless we do not say kids. We do not say learning. We do not say student engagement. For sure we do not say student engagement. Conversations around going paperless miss the focus of why we even teach in the first place. What is good for learning?...

Mastery Learning is Better Than Give Up

Redo Is Good for Learning On our road trip from LA to Chicago myself, Lisa Dabbs, Christine Pinto, and Sarah Kerns stopped along the way to do PD at schools. You can find my slides at alicekeeler.com/isteroadtrip. One of the tips I shared was around the paradigm shift...