Flipgrid and Lights Academy Applications

It is application season for the various academies at Lutheran High School, where I teach and serve. I look forward to reviewing the potential candidates for the academy which I lead, Lights Academy. One of the challenges I continue to face with this academy is helping students and parents understand just what Lights Academy is and its clear …

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Favorite Primer for Student Questions

I have participated in a number of Twitter education chats over the past few days where the skill of student questioning has been discussed. Those of you who have read my posts in the past know that I am an advocate for getting student to ask really good questions and then giving them permission to …

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IEP Thought Conversation

As I was reading a professional book today, the following conversation took place in my mind: Why are IEPs for only a subset of students? Because they are a legal requirement for providing proper support for those students that qualify for and receive special education services. IEP stands for "Individualized Education Program", right? Yup So …

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“I’ve Thought About….” and PBL

I have been working with my Lights Academy students on innovation projects -- projects that are designed to build on something already created or solve a problem in a new way. This is a concept that is often a challenge for juniors and seniors. Their typical school experience through the years comes from absorbing the …

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Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part Three and Project Plan)

This is the third in a series of posts about Students, Educators and sleep. Below you may follow links to the first two posts on this topic: Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part One) Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part Two) The first post raised the idea that we need a larger conversation about this topic within …

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Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part Two and Project Idea)

Last week I addressed for the first time at FaithEdTech questions about sleep and rest for students and educators (click here for the initial blog post). The second post was designed to study the impact of sleep deprivation on educators, including myself. However, though I will still address this in future post, I am compelled …

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