Posts by tyler
Student Voices of Nexus Academy of Lansing
Students at Nexus Academy of Lansing take ownership over their learning, work at their own pace, and discover their passions. English teacher Lindsay Penny asked to her students what works for them at Nexus. Here’s what they had to say...
Why Should We Teach Storytelling? 5 Reasons to Start Today
Students, now more so than ever, need to be telling their stories. If we wish to prepare students to mobilize and take action on our most pressing issues, we need to be training students to tell stories that speak to shared values to generate collective action.
PhotoBlog | iNACOL Symposium 2015
iNACOL's Blended & Online Learning Symposium is the best opportunity to network with fellow education leaders and to learn the many ways that learning is playing out in the field. Here is a snapshot of what we saw at #iNACOL15 in Orlando.
Getting Smart Podcast | GenDIY: Emerging Options for Students Navigating Life
We unpack the realization that many students don’t know what they want to do, and don't know how to figure out what’s available with emerging strategies, platforms and supports that are available for students navigating heavy decisions.
How to Create Student Fitness Opportunities & Physical Education in Online Learning
When we talk about expanding online learning opportunities, like me you might wonder where working out fits in. Isn’t childhood obesity on the rise? Will students taking online courses be more prone health problems associated with a lack of exercise?
Harnessing Uncertainty as a Learning Tool
When it comes to how we learn, rarely is something more impactful than navigating uncertainty. Deeper Learning happens when people are in situations where they must simultaneously learn, apply thinking, and reflect.
Summer Brain Drain Prevention: Opportunities for Students, Teachers and Parents
Summer brain drain shouldn’t be viewed as an opportunity lost. Instead, summer break should be seen as an opportunity for parents, community and business leaders to create unique learning experiences for students.
Alma: A Holistic Student Engagement Platform
One part student information system (SIS), and another learning management system (LMS), Alma’s main goal is to reclaim administrative and instructional time for schools and districts balancing multiple systems.
Third Metric Living: Well-being, Wonder, Wisdom and Giving
In Arianna Huffington's new book she explains that right now too many of us define success by two measures: money and power. Redefining success beyond money and power is possible through practices that align with what she describes as third metric living.
Thrive to Survive: Arianna Huffington’s Case to Redefine Success
Thrive is a calculated declaration of defiance against our plugged-in, tuned-in, burnout culture. This culture, Arianna suggests, is leading to the erosion of our human capital.