Opinion, Pedagogy

How I really feel about digital learning... As I begin thinking about the upcoming school year, I can't help but reflect on the past two years and all of the challenges and upheavals that teachers, students, and parents were dealing with. As a teacher / author on TpT, I've been debating with myself as to… Continue reading

Hands-On Learning, Pedagogy

Planning a 5E Lesson

After taking a rather lengthy hiatus from blogging and working on Teachers Pay Teachers products, I am back at it... Yay! By the time this post publishes, I will have already updated and reposted all previous blog posts, including my series Understanding and Implementing the 5E Lesson Cycle. So, to top it off, how about… Continue reading Planning a 5E Lesson

Hands-On Learning, Pedagogy

The 5E Instructional Model: Evaluate

We're getting very close to the end of this blog post series... thanks for hanging in there with me!! Let me ask you this: When you were in school, did you cover a topic and then study like crazy to take a test over it? You may or may not have done well on the… Continue reading The 5E Instructional Model: Evaluate

Hands-On Learning, Pedagogy

The 5E Instructional Model: Elaborate

The 5E Instructional Model continues... Today I'm going to delve into the fourth component of the 5E Instructional Model... Elaborate. I've also heard it referred to as the "Extend" component. Tomato....tomahhhto... I have to admit that for me, this is the most difficult part, and this is the area of instruction that I need to… Continue reading The 5E Instructional Model: Elaborate

Hands-On Learning, Pedagogy

The 5E Instructional Model: Explain

Hello again! I'm back again... here to continue the discussion about implementing the 5E Instructional Model. So, without further adieu, lets get this ball rolling! I've covered the first two components of the 5E Model: Engage and Explore. Today I'm going to discuss the third component: Explain. What does this third part of the 5E… Continue reading The 5E Instructional Model: Explain