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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

Do You Know Me? The Voice of a Disgruntled Student in a Boring Class

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These heartfelt words from Student X will shake you to your teaching core, motivate you to ex-out any negativity and constantly inspire you to bring your “A” game to the classroom.

Want Student Engagement? Stage It and Set the Hook

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When I was a young adolescent, bass fishing excursions with my father were either the longest and most boring six hours of pointless casting or a crank-tastic time tied together by a lure, line, and learned lessons.

Opportunity: The Heart of Passion-Based Learning

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I am forever grateful to these teachers for all they instilled in me, and these creative opportunities now constitute the very heart of one of my favorite projects offered to students in "Studio 113" -- The Crucible Passion-Based Contract. Here are some of the recent opportunities and the results.

The Front Porch: A Rockin’ Interactive Structure

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Getting Smart Teacher Blogger John Hardison shares Studio 113’s “Front Porch,” an interactive, discussion-based learning structure where improvisational acting meets a flowing and focused conversation.

Education Through Students’ Eyes: A Dry-Erase Animated Video

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According to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.” However, when applied to education and the interactions between students and teachers, does this quotation ring true?

It May Be the End of the School Year If…

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Still can't believe another school year has passed? Check out these 25 questions to bridge the gap between disbelief and reality.

A Teacher’s Soundtrack and the #EdSongs Challenge

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Grab your old CDs, dust off your vinyl records, lay out your cassettes… or just thumb through your smartphone’s musical collection and give yourself just ten minutes to choose ten songs that vibrate to that melody of awesomeness, yet reality, that you embody as a professional educator. Then, you will have your very own “Teacher’s Soundtrack.”

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