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About htdcompletely

Math Multi-Classroom Leader at Ranson IB middle school. Passionate about teaching and helping others grow in their teaching practices.

Driven by Words: 8 Ways to Build a Strong Blended Learning Culture

If students don’t really care about the quality of the work they produce online, everything else loses its value: the websites or apps they use, the data you collect, nothing really can be utilized with fidelity if students are half … Continue reading

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Enough Scapegoating

  This is it. I have had enough. I was about to say the other day that it had been almost a month without a blog post describing Teach For America as the Evil Empire, responsible for all that is … Continue reading

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Trying to reach 800 students with a stylus, an ipad and…

When I embarked on this exploratory journey toward the concept of Multi-Classroom Leadership, some pieces of the puzzle seemed to fall faster into place than others. I knew the six teachers in my pods would want support and coaching. I … Continue reading

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Meet Ranson IB Math Genius Bar

In our journey to explore ways a school can expand the impact of great teaching, I saw a unique opportunity this year to revamp the way I was teaching, enabling me to better connect it with blended learning. Here is … Continue reading

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Transformative Learning Experiences

Jocelyn J. Todd, director of Instructional Technology at Cary Academy This past week, I had the chance to visit several schools implementing blended learning in the Research Triangle near Raleigh, NC with a group of project LIFT leaders. While touring … Continue reading

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Ranson IB BL/OC Presentation

Presentation: http://prezi.com/uebmbg9u_mmm/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy 6th grade lab rotation: 7th grade classroom rotation: Math Genius Bar Rotations schedule A day in the life of 2 6th graders A day in the life of 2 7th graders MCL schedule during a genius bar week

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3 tips to finish 2013 strong with your students

I always give this advice to my first year teachers when they are entering a crucial phase of the year (and which one is not?):  “Think about how you feel right now going to work every day. Now imagine your … Continue reading

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