Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching (Second Edition) is now available on Amazon

I’ve been quiet for the last couple of weeks, primarily because I was neck deep in the final stages of getting the second addition of my text published. It is currently available in ebook format, with print coming soon to Amazon:  Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching: Research-Based Strategies and Practices.  Here is an … Continue reading Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching (Second Edition) is now available on Amazon

Shifting expectations for remote teaching…

As we come to the end of the current school year, thoughts are now turning to long range planning for possible continued disruptions at the start of the next school year. There may be a tendency to push for intensive, formalized training for teachers to learn how to teach online. Although there is a time … Continue reading Shifting expectations for remote teaching…

Collaboration strategies that work online…

Collaboration online can be daunting, especially when you are tasked with learning how to use new technology tools while at the same time continuing to support student learning, safety and well-being. But there are effective ways to bring some of the more traditional strategies you may be familiar with to the online classroom...  Jigsaw  Jigsaw … Continue reading Collaboration strategies that work online…

Let’s get creative…

Teachers across the country are finding ways to interact, engage and motivate their students. From teacher parades (following social distance guidelines of course), to massive Zoom call recordings of teachers waving to their students, it is evident that we embrace those things that allow us to stay connected with our students in ways that increase … Continue reading Let’s get creative…

Common tools and familiar strategies for remote teaching….

For this post I decided to focus on some of the more common tools that can be especially effective in transitioning to online learning using more familiar instructional strategies found in all types of classrooms and content areas. It’s just a quick overview of a few essentials that are easy to use, free or very … Continue reading Common tools and familiar strategies for remote teaching….

So you’ve made the move to a remote classroom. What next?

Once you’ve shifted to a remote classroom, gotten your communication protocols established, and made sure everyone is safe and somewhat settled, there are a couple of items that still need your attention. The first is student privacy and Internet safety. It can be exciting to host your first successful web conference, or to set up … Continue reading So you’ve made the move to a remote classroom. What next?

Crisis Response – Preparing to Teach Online

I’ve been thinking a lot about possible responses to the school closures as a result of COVID-19. Although my expertise is in training K-12 online teachers, I don’t think that expertise is what is needed at this juncture. That will come later, after the dust settles. Teaching online is a paradigmatic shift in thinking that … Continue reading Crisis Response – Preparing to Teach Online