Jake Miller Interviews (A Different) Jake Miller Re: Online Learning

I'm here today with Jake Miller, host of the fantastic Educational Duct Tape podcast, to the man with the same name AND profession as me on ways to guide us on keeping kids first and using technology in our new, COVID-19-pushed learning environment, not to mention ways to apply this learning regardless.   @MrJakeMiller (Me): [...]

Teaching in a Post-COVID-19 World: 8 Bold Statements

I recently read an article on Politico where a group of "30 smart macro thinkers" recently contemplated how the Coronavirus will change the world. While many of their thoughts are far too Shangri-La and delusionally optimistic, it got me thinking about how this pandemic will change education - with 8 bold statements I'll make, and, [...]

Teaching in a Post-COVID-19 World: 8 Big Questions

I recently read an article on Politico where a group of "30 smart macro thinkers" recently contemplated how the Coronavirus will change the world. While many of their thoughts are far too Shangri-La and delusionally optimistic, it got me thinking about how this pandemic will change education - with 8 big questions I pose, and, [...]

Teaching from Home: Tips for Focusing on Results- One Teacher’s Reflection

I am now past ten days of teaching from home. Being away from the students has made the job more difficult. Teaching from home pushes challenges that normally exist in the spotlight. How do I reach the hardest to reach? How do I assess progress (or lack of it)? Remembering that I am still their [...]

A Pandemic Brings Opportunity to Rethink Standardized Testing

Coronavirus-canceled testing brings an opportunity. As a teacher and parent in the state of New York, news that standardized testing might be canceled this year brings mixed emotions. I suspected the closures due to COVID-19 might come to this, and for many years I have been pretty open about my personal feelings about abuse-by-test. My [...]