Category: ED 655

Project-Based Lesson Plan

Here is a link to my unit plan. Here is a link to my curriculum justification. Because my Canvas course is operated under the Anchorage School District, you need to be manually enrolled as a non-ASD student. Please email me at to request enrollment.

Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

Today’s educators have the important responsibility of preparing students to find knowledge and create meaning in a diverse and constantly changing world. Providing adequate and appropriate learning experiences for all students is a challenge that educators must approach with an open mind. In the end, it is educators who encourage students to develop tolerant and

Article Review 5

A big decision takes place Thursday, October 18, in the Anchorage School District when a new English Language Arts 6-8 curriculum will be selected by a committee of ELA teachers. I am on this committee. Two of the three top choices are SpringBoard, a pre-Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum designed by CollegeBoard, and My Perspectives, which

Article Review 4

Middle school teachers in the Anchorage School District are adjusting to big changes this school year after its team planning time was taken away. The team planning time, also known as team time, is an extra planning time for core teachers to collaborate by discussing items such as curriculum, student concerns, field trips, fund raisers,

Article Review 3

Please put your phone away. Stop playing that video game. Focus on your work. Why are you choosing to play a game instead of doing your classwork? These are all statements I have said at one point in my teaching career. But what if I’ve had it all wrong? What if my students are playing

Article 2 Review

The article “Comparing Online and Blended learner’s self-regulated learning strategies and academic performance” by Jaclyn Broadbent that appeared in the January 2017 edition of The Internet and Higher Education drew my attention immediately with the first line in the introduction: “The transition from primary and secondary to tertiary education is typically characterized by a reduction in structured

Article Review 1

The article “Designing Online Instruction for Success: Future Oriented Motivation and Self-Regulation” that appeared in the Electronic Journal of e-Learning draws attention to the high rate of student drop-out and withdrawal from courses and programs. In particular, the authors refer to the question of whether perceptions of student motivation, self-regulation and future time perspective can