Instructional Design

A Principal’s Reflections: Bookend Pedagogy – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Bookend Pedagogy Bookend Pedagogy As I work with more and more schools in a coaching role, I am beginning to see specific trends emerge. Now, before I go any further, it goes without saying that I see fantastic examples of sound pedagogical practice and innovative strategies that are leading to improved learning outcomes.  However, my role, as the schools I partner with and I see it, isn’t to just spit out platitudes and tell them what they…

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Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom Mitigating #EdTech Issues in the Classroom With all the promise that educational technology holds, several pitfalls are always on the minds of educators. The top two issues that commonly come up in my talks with educators are the technology (Internet, hardware, devices, apps) not working or off-task behavior on the part of students.  While there are some serious challenges that can derail any lesson, there are some strategic ways to mitigate…

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Course Design: Aligning Learning Expectations, Instruction, and Assessment – Education Article

I found the article, “Testing and Assessment: Looking in the Wrong Places” by Dr. Caristi (Faculty Focus, 11 Sept. 2019) interesting.  But, if I am interpreting his arguments correctly, I must kindly disagree with his conclusion that we must do away with testing as one form of assessment.  The second part of his title is correct, “Looking in the Wrong Places,” in that we are only examining one component of the process of instructional (or course) design, and that is…

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7 Tips To Create Effective Visual Communication In eLearning – Education Article

7 Tips To Create Effective Visual Communication In eLearning – e-Learning Infographics The 12 Agile Principles How To Find The Right Outsourcing Partner How To Combine Animated And Self-Recorded Videos In Your Courses … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Christopher Pappas Read Full Article

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A Principal’s Reflections: Don’t Forget Closure – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Don’t Forget Closure Don’t Forget Closure There are many pedagogical techniques that run the gambit when it comes to instruction and learning. In a previous post, I discussed the importance of opening lessons with a bang, using an anticipatory set. Whether you call it a set, hook, or bell ringer is not the issue. What is, though, is the value the strategy has as part of a comprehensive lesson. Here’s why: The anticipatory set is used to…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Top Posts of 2018 – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Top Posts of 2018 Top Posts of 2018 Get up and write!  Well, this isn’t the saying that I abide by, but making the time to reflect and hammer away at the keyboard is something that I still consistently commit to doing.  There are many reasons I continue to blog regularly, but the biggest is trying to add a practical lens to many of the ideas we either see or hear about on social media. During the…

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6 Tips To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Modern Online Training Experiences

How To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Modern Online Training Experiences They say curiosity killed the cat, but human beings are quite different from felines. For us, the need to know has driven our greatest discoveries. It has helped us learn new languages, experience other cultures and advance our education levels. In the eLearning space, inquiry-based learning can lead to better resource distribution. With so much educational content available, online learners can get overwhelmed. Worse, they can get inundated with useless information.…

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