Beyond Menus and Ladders—Offering REAL Choice and Control to Students

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/beyond_menus_and_ladders.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this podcast, we finish our visit with author Alfie Kohn. Alfie insists on the need to for educators to move beyond the ‘menus and ladders’ approach in the classroom. Instead, he insists that… Continue Reading


Beyond the Digital Zombie Stereotype: Three Tips for Empowering Student Agency and Decision-Making

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/choice_control_beyond_the_digital_zombie.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy wife is a vegetable ninja. You see, over the years, she has secretly employed a handful of tricks to ensure that our four sons (and their father) develop healthy eating habits. From the… Continue Reading


Improving Teacher Feedback To Students

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Improving_Teacher_Feedback_to_Students.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNot too long ago I was at school, and came around the corner to find several students crowded around one kid’s cell phone screen.  They were laughing…so naturally…I assumed the worst—that they were sharing… Continue Reading


A ‘Customized’ Approach to Student Learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/personalized_learning_betterlearningforschools_podcast_001.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs teachers, we must seek to move beyond traditional, prescriptive classrooms and instead, utilize tools and techniques that meet students where they are at right now—tools and techniques that make learning accessible, meaningful, and… Continue Reading