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I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  ~ Albert Einstein Educators treat time as a precious commodity.  We plan lessons, write and follow curriculum maps, and structure our days to “maximize instructional time.”   Students are only in our classes for seven hours (give or … Continue reading

You call that innovative?!

This week I am going to be traveling around the Midwest and East Coast, with several colleagues, visiting schools that utilize a blended learning (or hybrid) model of educating their students. This is in preparation for our launch of a hybrid program (see Virtual School Experience) that will eventually lead–we hope–to a paradigm shift at … Continue reading

There is No Pause Button

If you’re waiting for the perfect conditions, ideas, or plans to get started, go ahead and accept that you’ll never start. ~ @CharlieGilkey The practice of education requires a lot of planning.  There are lesson plans, school improvement plans and staff development plans.  Individual educational plans, safety plans and scheduling plans.  In fact, planning (in … Continue reading