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I didn’t jump off the deep end and my students are better because of it

I’m not proud that I don’t know how to swim. Certainly, its a life skill, like riding a bike, that everyone should be able to do. But I don’t. So about two years ago, I took swimming lessons at my … Continue reading

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Why isn’t there more public-private collaboration?

Definitively, I can’t say much about the success of my problem-based learning this year. Mainly because I’m still trying to figure out what the heck I’m doing. Because of my ineptitude with the PBL structure I’ve adopted, naturally, I am … Continue reading

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Interleaving and problem writing

It’s official: my shift to problem-based learning has consumed me. It’s all I seem to be thinking and writing about for the last three months. Radical change can do that, I guess. Like I’ve said before, it has been really … Continue reading

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Growing pains

Today a student in my class was brought to tears.  She cried because of my teaching. Specifically, the problem-based, discussion-based learning that I’ve adopted has been troubling her. She said that she was lost and hasn’t learned anything so far … Continue reading

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I threw all of my units out the window.

So I’m noticing a trend. it seems like every few years I have an epiphany that causes me to blow up my teaching and rethink what I’m doing in a major way. Case in point, six years ago I flipped my classroom and … Continue reading

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