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Curriculum and Planning

3 Bridges Learning Design: Flexible Curriculum Plans

Too often, as educators, we focus on either the beginning or the end of the learning journey. To better meet students’ needs, we need to view curriculum as a bridge between the two points. This involves differentiation by content, process, and product.

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Inquiry-based Learning

Lessons in Classroom Leadership from the Corporate World

As a new teacher, I often got wrapped-up in grading, class management, and content coverage. It wasn’t until I left education for a management position at Starbucks corporation that I realized what servant leadership really meant, and how it applied to classroom leadership.

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Teaching Strategies

Is an Out-Of-Control-Classroom Always a Bad Thing?

When we stand in front of a classroom, we can envision the possibility, of an uprising that will lead to an out-of-control classroom. But there are also side-effects to tightly controlling student behavior. Once we take ownership of rules, decisions, and sources of motivation, our students no longer need to.

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