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John Hardison

John Hardison
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John Hardison is an interactive facilitator of learning and blended learning specialist at East Hall High School (Studio 113 & EPiCC). Follow him on Twitter: @JohnHardison1

Creating Positive Learning Environments for a New School Year

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Nothing is more crucial than creating a positive learning environment where respect and all of its verbal disciples are always present. So as we embark on a new school year, let’s review what R.E.S.P.E.C.T. looks like in a successful classroom means.

Is 100% Student Engagement Possible? You Bet It Is.

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If you were to ask me, "Hey, you bald-headed, teaching version of a Mr. Clean, is it possible to teach concepts with 100% student engagement for five days straight?" My knee-jerk response would be, "You bet it is!" Here's why.

40 “Teaching Madness” Indicators For Educators

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By John Hardison - In honor of March Madness, here is a checklist of 40 thoughts and indicators for my fellow educators to test your teaching “madness" level.

The Trifecta: A Triple-Threat Interactive Learning Structure

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By: John Hardison. “The Trifecta” guides student teams through three rigorous rounds that demand participation, upper-level thinking skills and creativity. See videos of the program in action here.

Bad Breath and the Art of Teaching

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Teaching is an extremely challenging job, and by many accounts it appears to be growing more so each year. But with an invigorating and occasional pause each day, all teachers can be fully aware practitioners of the art of teaching.

Hours of Details=90 Seconds of Glory

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By asking my students to bring literature to life in these 90-second videos, they learn teamwork and attention to detail in addition to the lessons of the actual story.

Ahh Yeah! The Slow Jams Are Back

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What do you get when you cross Jimmy Fallon with East Hall High School's innovative Studio 113 American Literature class? Another awesome "Slow Jam The Poem" lesson plan.

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