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A Parent’s Story of Emergency Remote Education

Guest Blog by Liz Latoria, Parent and Freelance Editor, https://www.fiverr.com/s2/187ec54efb?utm_source=CopyLink_Mobile This school year was a hard one for my boys.  I have two sons, 12 and 16, and when it was announced that the schools would be closing due to the threat of COVID, I was worried.  I should first mention that my family moved… Continue reading A Parent’s Story of Emergency Remote Education

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Virtual Education is NOT Remote Emergency Education

One evening in high school, I sat in my room at the old kitchen table that I used as my desk, and I held a knife against the veins in my wrists.  I had read somewhere that cutting them across the veins, or maybe along the veins, would prevent the doctors from being able to… Continue reading Virtual Education is NOT Remote Emergency Education

Eureka and Middle School Math · Remote/Digital Learning · UDL in Practice · Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Hello, my name is….

I'm a sucker for that high you get when you build new neural pathways in your brain, when you put yourself in a new situation and there's a little buzz as the neurons reach out to each other, fuse together, make connections, and grow. It's probably not a surprise, in this summer of transition between… Continue reading Hello, my name is….

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An Individualized Approach to Hyperdocs, Part Two

Co-Authored by Suzanne LaPointe and Thea Durling Last week, Suzanne wrote a blog post about how she sets up her students to be successful with hyperdocs.  We continue this week in Part Two, looking at the individualized hyperdocs and the assessment choices. Thea: When Suzanne first shared her hyperdoc with me, I will admit I… Continue reading An Individualized Approach to Hyperdocs, Part Two

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An Individualized Approach to Hyperdocs, Part One

Co-Authored by Suzanne LaPointe and Thea Durling Thea: I had the good fortune of having Suzanne as a student in a course on Universal Design on Learning and, after the class was done, she reached out to share a hyperdoc project she had used with her students in her classes (substantially separate, grades 6-8 at… Continue reading An Individualized Approach to Hyperdocs, Part One

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Dismantling

On Monday, June 15th, we were allowed back into our classrooms to pack up.  It was like a living time capsule.  I had left my room ready to go....the date (March 12, 2020) carefully updated the day before, agendas written on the boards, the Do Now ready to go, the stacks and stacks and stacks… Continue reading Dismantling

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Lessons from Remote Learning: Narrow down the Focus

I am writing the draft of this post in week seven of distance/remote instruction here in Massachusetts.  My hope is that sharing these reflections will help me as a colleague figure out what worked and should be replicated, as well as helping other teachers who might be drowning in digital/distance learning.  If we pool and… Continue reading Lessons from Remote Learning: Narrow down the Focus

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Remote Learning (Standard Class)–A Visual Journey

Last week, I published a blog post with a visual overview of the journey my colleague, Irene, and I have taken as we have tried to swim (rather than sink) in this world of digital/remote learning.  Last week's snapshots were all from the Extended class, the one with students who are above grade level; those… Continue reading Remote Learning (Standard Class)–A Visual Journey

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Remote Learning (Extended Class)–A Visual Journey

I'm writing the draft of this blog post, under the watchful eyes of my four cats who have decided 6:32 is definitely time for dinner, at the start of week seven of digital/remote learning here in Massachusetts.  (Technically, we had three weeks of non-graded, no-new-material remote "non-learning," but it was so non-learning that I can't… Continue reading Remote Learning (Extended Class)–A Visual Journey

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Take-aways from the first week of distance learning

At the end of the day, I am just a classroom teacher, trying to figure out how to work with my kids, day after day.  I have never been much for the esoteric side of things, the theories--I'm far more inclined to want practical and immediate applications.  When I write blog posts, I work from… Continue reading Take-aways from the first week of distance learning