Teachers as Facilitators

Some of the best teaching moments are really just moments of facilitation. It sure makes teaching sound unromantic but really, we facilitate opportunities for our students to learn and grow. If we work hard, and the facilitation is successful we are happy to watch from the sidelines as our students become the lead actors in …

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Pecha Kucha: Student Presentations Revamped

Most English standards, such as the Common Core Standards stipulate the development of presentation skills. The Common Core “Speaking and Listening” category specifies that students “make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest” (Common Core). …

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