Mr. Samuel Finch has been teaching Entrepreneurship for years and loves the idea of students giving peer feedback on each other’s business ideas. He firmly believes in developing each student’s ability to give and receive constructive criticism … at least in theory. In his first attempts at this type of feedback, he is disappointed. Most […]

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As June drew to a close, thirty-three independent school teachers from six countries descended on Bainbridge Island for our fifth annual new teacher conference at Islandwood. This event is the culmination of our new teacher training program, which began with six weeks of online coursework where teachers designed and connected prior to arriving. For GOA […]

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GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV.  “Global Learning” is a term — like “blended learning,” “21st […]

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GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Read Part I, Part II, and Part III.  A year ago, I attended a workshop led by the venture […]

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Online Learning

GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Read Part I and Part II.  I met with another GOA teacher on Skype earlier this week, and […]

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Online Learning

GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here. Read Part I here.  One of the most inspirational articles I have read about good learning […]

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GOA’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Eric Hudson, is teaching “Advocacy” this semester. Every week, he will blog about his experience designing and facilitating this online course for high school students. You can learn more about the course here.  The first week of Advocacy was both familiar and strange: there was not only the usual sense […]

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This is a map of the busiest airport in the world, Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, GA As tangled as the map appears, over 95 million people a year manage to find their own way through this maze of walkways and trains and gates and escalators. Why is that? What allows an individual to navigate such a […]

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“People, despite their best intentions, do not always make rational decisions, even when it is in their interest to do so, because the circuitry that the human brain engages to reach decisions is hard wired and difficult to alter.” The above insight may seem obvious, but it is essential to understanding human behavior, according to […]

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GOA regularly creates short videos highlighting examples of excellent teaching and instructional design featuring Global Online Academy Faculty. Each member of our faculty currently works for one of our member schools. In this video, I highlight teacher approaches to instructional design promoting community building during the orientation of a online course. Examples from Nan Ketpura-Ching (Punahou School), Wayne […]

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