Posts by Greg Garner
So You’re Already a Connected Educator… Now What?
You can completely transform learning for your students by sharing ideas or connecting with other classrooms around the world. Check out these 5 things to focus on once you have taken the plunge to becoming a connected educator.
..But What Are They Learning? 3 Tips for Deeper Learning
As we look at the start of fall, it is a great time to refocus our energies. When we worry that students aren't learning, we come up with reactive solutions, but how can we get in front of these issues? How can we move from planning activities, to planning learning?
Is America ‘Post-Education’?
Education today doesn’t look anything like it used to. We can argue if that’s good or bad, but all that matters is that we are able to use education to serve the purposes it has been established for, changing though they may be. I propose that we are a nation attempting to rewrite the subscript of the very purpose of our educational system.
20 Can’t Miss Edu Conferences
A recap of 20 great education conferences that are worth attending throughout the course of the year. From the big 12 digital learning to major regional conferences and a couple more for good measure. Check out this list and start planning your conference season!
3 Things Principals Should Look for in 21st Century Classrooms
If your observation style is hands-off because traditional learning models permitted learners to be passive, it’s time to up the ante: get involved, talk with teachers and students, and become a co-learner and instructional coach.
5 + 1 Summer Reads to Challenge and Inspire
Lazy mornings, afternoons by the pool, and no agenda. Summer must be here! Of course, we all know this describes maybe 5 days of your summer break with the rest of your time attending trainings, conferences, figuring out what to do with your seemingly permanently-bored children, and a litany of…
Why Teachers Deserve Their Own Holiday
Don’t be nostalgic about a lesson from five years ago, the world has changed since then. You’ve changed since then. How can you honor the past while moving bravely into the future?
9 #EdTech Problems You’re Facing
The 21st century is here and it’s brought some baggage. How will you turn it into an opportunity? Teachers, which of the above most resonates with you?
Innovation Series: We’re All Biased
If we’re honest, we can admit our bias to the status quo. We love our modern conveniences and can’t live without the innovations that we have, but we don’t believe we need anything any more innovation.
The Long Stretch Until Summer
Your day-to-day is anything but ordinary. Each day you have the opportunity to reach students in a way that nobody else can. You will spend more time with them in a given day than some of their parents. Your "boring" life involves shaping the future.