What Happens When Students Play (and Design) Games

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/podcast_curtis_chandler_students_who_play_and_design_games.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNot everything we do in schools can be fun and games, but much of what we do in the classroom should be…especially when it comes to science instruction. I was visiting a school recently… Continue Reading


3 Tips for Creating ‘Sticky Learning’ in Schools

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/sticky_learning_curtis_chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download How do you get learning to stick? That is the question on the minds of a number of educators I have visited with over the past few weeks…and an emerging body of educational… Continue Reading


Working WITH…Rather than AGAINST…Students

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Working_with_students_control_choice.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download One of the most effective ways to improve student engagement and student learning is to extend students a bit of control and choice in the classroom. In this podcast, we examine how choice… 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


‘Moving’ Towards Better Learning for Students

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/moving_to_learn_Curtis_chandler.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy wife and I have four boys—four squirrely boys. They aren’t what we would consider belligerent or even really disruptive. But each parent teacher-conference we have ever had goes about the same. We come… Continue Reading


Getting Students Out of Their Chairs

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/getting_students_out_of_their_chairs.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMost concepts can be covered in the lecture hall, but are better experienced away from a desk. I’m not an art-therapist by any means, but it is incredible how much insight can be gained… Continue Reading


Lasagna, Santa Clause, and Other Lessons in Listening and Speaking

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Lasagna_Santa_and_Other_Listening_and_Speaking_Lessons.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhile much of education acknowledges the need for us to focus on literacy and numeracy, not everyone realizes the paramount importance of listening and spoken language skills. For example, I remember that when my… Continue Reading


TEACHER ENGAGEMENT-The Key to Improved Student Learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/teacher_engagement.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere has been a lot of talk lately on how we might improve student learning and student engagement.   One widely accepted notion is that improving student engagement is likely to result in improved student… Continue Reading


What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Student Motivation and Engagement

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/motivation_engagement_podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAs human beings, most of us tend to avoid things that are difficult. For example, I was recently visiting a school where kids were running the mile as part of their physical education class.… Continue Reading


Improving and Assessing Teen Engagement in Literacy Activities

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/Improving_and_Engaging_Teens.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOver the past decade it seems that I have had the same literacy conversation dozens of times with parents.  Around the time a student hits his or her teenage years, it seems that their… Continue Reading