Flexible Seating Thoughts and Links

It is August 1st, and thus my thoughts, and the thoughts of educators around the nation, move to the new school year -- one that has both new challenges and possibilities. One new opportunity that has arisen for me is the move to a newly constructed classroom for Lights Academy, the personalized, project-based learning experience …

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Parkinson’s Research and Fake News

Over the next several weeks, I am going to share recent Capstone Project work from my Lights Academy seniors. These projects are the culmination effort of their Lights Academy work, where they have chosen a question to research and dug deep into the analog, digital, and human resources that can help answer their query. I am proud …

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Discussions About Screens Need to Address These Three Things

The discussions about screens (primarily phones, but tablets, computers, television, etc.) and their impact in our lives are ramping up. The number of articles and research projects related to this topic is increasing. And nearly all of these sources share news that is not good. We are becoming addicted to screens. They are hurting child …

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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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Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part One)

There are few sights more precious in this world than a newborn lost in slumber. So tender. So peaceful. So serene. Sometimes I hear people say, "I wish I could sleep like a baby." A comment such as this recognizing that something is not right with sleep in American, for sleep is not only a …

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