In this video, I highlight examples of teachers designing lessons and learning objectives with accountability in mind. This video is also featured on the Inspiration Lab Blog supported by the National Association of Independent Schools. http://inspirationlab.org/story/4702

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In Finland, they call it takloot. In the Philippines, bayanihan. In Swahili, the word is harambee. The concept is communal work: members of a family, neighborhood, or town band together voluntarily to achieve a common objective, be it planning a wedding, building a barn, or helping a neighbor in need. It is social, it is […]

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In this video, I highlight examples of teachers framing lessons and learning objectives with great instructions.  

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Giving regular, meaningful feedback is one of the most challenging — and most important — aspects of online teaching. In this video, I highlight examples of teachers giving students great feedback.  

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Feedback is a critical element of learning. Imagine a student whose work is never looked at, whose errors are never corrected, who receives no positive reinforcement, and – most critically – who has no idea if, and to what degree, she is meeting her teacher’s objectives. Such a scenario would leave the student intellectually stranded. […]

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Guest blogpost By Sam Knopik, Assistant Athletics Director, Pembroke Hill School Over the summer, I moved into a new role at my school as the Assistant Athletics Director. Among my duties is mentoring the coaches in our department. Traditionally, this has meant holding one-on-one meetings, keeping a checklist of what needs to be done by […]

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Group work and projects build collaboration, communication, and problem solving skills. Group work is also a great way to create accountability, while at the same time facilitating relationship building among classmates. In this video, I highlight examples of instructional design, with an emphasis on group work. You can follow Eric on Twitter @EricGOA. Join the Conversation: […]

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In my last post I proposed that coursework should foster and expose the connections that exist between topics, subjects, and ideas. Getting students to see these connections begins with thoughtfully constructed classes and assignments. Below are a few class assignments that GOA teachers created that help students to begin to see common threads connecting ideas […]

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Tips, Tricks, & Trends in Instructional Design (Part 2): Designing with the Student Experience in Mind Millions of words have been dedicated to understanding young people. Terms for who they are and what they care about abound: Millenial, Digital Native, Generation Y, etc. While these terms may be memorable, they are not particularly useful when […]

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I had the chance the other day to meet with a Gates Foundation grantee about what at first appeared to be a topic that had little relation to our work as a school – mosquitos. It turns out that efforts to eliminate dengue by introducing the Wolbachia bacteria into mosquitos, which acts to “vaccinate” the […]

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