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Adam Cole

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A Technology Coach's Biggest Mistake: Part Two

Posted by Adam Cole on November 15, 2017

As we said before, getting teachers to adopt new practices with technology isn’t easy. In our first installment, we provided some tips to keep you from making the mistake of ignoring teacher buy-in. In this final installment, we offer two more tips to help you avoid this common mistake.

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Topics: technology in the classroom, action planning, coach's guide

A Technology Coach's Biggest Mistake: Part One

Posted by Adam Cole on November 10, 2017

Getting teachers to adopt new practices with technology isn’t easy, and (despite what many people think) it isn’t because of age or how savvy they are with the newest gadgets. It’s about buy-in. If a majority of the teachers with whom you are working have not decided that your goals are worthwhile, your efforts will fail. It’s that simple. Ignoring teacher buy-in is a mistake you can’t afford to make.

In the first of a two-part series, Adam Cole, our Innovative Learning Strategist offers some tips for getting your teachers onboard with your efforts.

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Topics: technology in the classroom, action planning, coach's guide

Modeling by Example

Posted by Adam Cole on June 23, 2017

This is the final post of our eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! You can check out other posts within this series here!

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Topics: modeling, teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis

For Students, Sharing Is More About Getting Than Giving

Posted by Adam Cole on June 16, 2017

This is the seventh post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! You can check out other posts within this series here!

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Topics: teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis, sharing

Collaboration Is a Life Well Lived

Posted by Adam Cole on June 7, 2017

This is the sixth post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! You can check out other posts within this series here!

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Topics: collaboration, teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis

Playing Scarecrow: Getting Students to Think

Posted by Adam Cole on May 26, 2017

This is the fifth post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! Check out other posts within this series: Making ConnectionsReflectCuriosity and Learning: An Explorer's Guide, and Producing the Future.

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Topics: critical thinking, teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis

Producing the Future

Posted by Adam Cole on May 18, 2017

This is the fourth post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! Check out other posts within this series: Making ConnectionsReflect, and Curiosity and Learning: An Explorer's Guide.

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Topics: teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis, produce

Curiosity and Learning: An Explorer's Guide

Posted by Adam Cole on May 12, 2017

This is the third post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! Check out other posts within this series: Make Sure Students do These 8 Things in your Classroom!, Making Connections, and Reflect.

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Topics: teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis, explore

Reflect

Posted by Adam Cole on May 3, 2017

This is the second post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! Check out the series introduction Make Sure Students do These 8 Things in your Classroom!

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Topics: teaching strategies, education, teaching, pyxis, reflect

Making Connections

Posted by Adam Cole on April 26, 2017

This is the first post of an eight-part series about classroom activities that will help raise student engagement and create awesome learning experiences for kids! Check out the series introduction Make Sure Students do These 8 Things in your Classroom!

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Topics: educators, teaching strategies, education, connect