Culturally Responsive Teaching in Digital Learning Environments

In 1994, author and educator Gloria Ladson-Billings introduced the term “culturally relevant pedagogy” into the vernacular of the education world.  This term was used to describe an approach to teaching that engages learners whose experiences and cultures have traditionally been excluded from mainstream settings.  Building on the work of Ladson-Billings, in 2010, Geneva Gay sought …

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Encourage cultural diversity interest through assignment

I need to start this post first with my share and take it personally, back to my secondary school time in home town. As a Dyslexia boy, I know I love to write, and I enjoy trying different ways and trying different writing styles to create my story. Well, I know sometimes it looks weird. […]

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Lord, teach us teachers to pray.

David I. Smith’s On Christian Teaching continues to challenge me. It challenges me both as a professor and as a person of faith. That’s the sign of a good book! This post invites you to join me in the challenge of teaching authentically. I’m exploring the specific idea of prayer in class, but the heart…

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Let’s Evaluate!

The worldwide pandemic created many teaching scenarios this past year that included emergency distance learning, essential learning target only teaching, complete distance learning, and then some type of hybrid (mine was a concurrent learning model). With these situations, the number … Continue reading

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Evaluating Professional Development Methods and Mediums

If remote teaching has taught us anything, it is that some meetings definitely could have been emails, and some trainings work better digitally. Distance learning has demonstrated that the traditional method of gathering educators in a large room with gallons of coffee, uncomfortable ice-breakers, and a Power Point is not necessarily the best way to […]

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Relevant & Simple PD

ISTE standard 3a for Coaches refers to the importance of establishing trusting respectful coaching relationships that encourage educators to explore new instructional strategies. In order for coaches to earn trust and respect, they must consider and support educators’ interests first. Trust and respect take time to develop, but inspiration can be kindled in an instant. […]

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Please, No More Icebreakers

Every teacher training I have ever attended begins with an icebreaker. Despite being an extrovert, I hate icebreakers, as do many teachers and we are long overdue for a change. An examination of icebreakers as they are currently used in coaching is essential to build a strong foundation for ISTE standard 3a, which states that […]

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No risk in Ed Tech, ask for help from Coach

In the post-digital age, various digital technologies and our lives are inseparable. The digital education technology industry developed rapidly. In addition, the pandemic has urged this industry explosively in an instant, and it has even reached a hundred flowers. However, many teachers still face many difficulties and obstacles in using digital technology in their teaching. […]

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