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Bottom-up Teaching: Lessons Learned from My Special Needs Aunt


I have a special needs aunt and she has had the greatest influence on my teaching abilities.  My aunt has taught me skills that are valuable to any content area and profession.  What has she taught me?  How can you apply what she has taught me?  I share with you in hope that you too … Continue reading

Adaptive Learning and the Non-Traditional Student


Guest blogger, author and contributor of this post is Zach Buckley.  Zach Buckley is a freelance writer who is interested in exploring the intersection of culture, science and education.  He lives in the Midwest and enjoys music, literature and good food.   The average modern student is no longer average. Today, students come from all … Continue reading

Wisdom of the Great Depression Generation- Lessons Learned from My Grandparents


We often say to listen to the advice of our elders because they have years of wisdom.  Better yet, listen to the advice of our elders of the Great Depression Generation.  They have wisdom beyond their already long lives and there is much we can learn from them.  I recently lost one of my grandparents and … Continue reading

Ways to use Mobile Devices in the Language Classroom


While searching for learning content on YouTube, I found this video.  It shows 10 ways to use mobile phones and devices for language learning. Although this video addresses language learning, the ideas presented here can be used in many content areas. I found this video extremely insightful. I plan to try out some of the … Continue reading

The Times They are a-Changin’: How Gen Y Changed the Way We Learn


(Zach Buckley is new to the adaptivelearnin community. He will be a regular blog contributor. The article below is his first contribution. He adds insight into technology and generation Y. I’m from generation X, so reading his prospective is enlightening. Welcome Zach and enjoy his contribution!)   Generation Y refers to those of us born … Continue reading

EduTweet #edchat Discussion- Professional Development so Last Century


Yesterday, March, 2012 I was privileged to take part in a live edu-tweet with #edchat. #Edchat is a group of educators from around the country and globe that Tweet each other via the hashtag #edchat on Twitter twice a week to discuss issues in education. The discussions last for an hour and are determined by … Continue reading

10 Techniques: Teaching Language as a Classically Trained Musician


I admit that my language teaching methods are sometimes unique, quite amusing to others and different. My methods make sense to me. When other teachers see me teach, I often am asked where I have learned certain instructional techniques. My answer to this question is easy, I did not really learn the technique from any one source, … Continue reading

Transparency in Education


shadow puppetsBy Hedgehog83 (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 or CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons Transparency in education is vital.  With integration of new technologies in the classroom: SmartBoards, iPads, mobile devices and so forth, the old transparencies and overhead projectors are becoming obsolete.  While embracing new technologies and innovation of new learning platforms, extinction of these adaptive learning … Continue reading

Thankful…What my PLN and Readers mean to me.


Image by krossbow via Flickr Thanksgiving is soon approaching here in the United States. This is a holiday that we stop and say what we are thankful for. Reflecting on things we are grateful for brings perspective and keeps us balanced. My PLN and readers have taught me so much in such a short time. … Continue reading

Why Teachers Should Join Twitter Interactive Poster (Glog)


About a month ago I wrote a post called, “Why Teachers Should Join Twitter…What I Have Learned as a Twitter Newbie“.  Due to the enormous interest in the resources in the post, I have decided to create this Glog (Interactive Poster) as a visual representation of the resources included in the post.  Since I originally … Continue reading

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