Back-to-school roundup: Top 5 blended topics of 2019 (so far)

August 13, 2019 | by Christensen Institute

Back to school season is upon us. A bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils would be nice. A bunch of advice for sharpening your blended teaching might be even better. If you’re planning on practicing blended learning in the classroom this fall (or supporting colleagues through the process), you’re maybe looking to brush up on key […]

As a K-12 researcher, I visit a fair number of classrooms. But rarely do I walk away as excited as I felt after visiting Kareem Farah’s classroom. A few years ago, Kareem and his colleague, Rob Barnett—both of whom were math teachers at Eastern High School in Washington DC—dramatically overhauled the conventional classroom model to […]

This is the second piece on this topic. For part one, click here.   “We make sure we know who our students are.” Kathryn Procope, Principal of Howard University Middle School for Math and Science (MS)², is committed to meeting each family whose child enrolls in her school. “We find out about their concerns, and what […]

Finding the Right Blended Learning Solution

July 24, 2019 | by Chelsea Waite and Jenny White

This post originally appeared in The 74 million. There’s almost no escaping the presence of technology in classrooms. Now that 1:1 technology initiatives are widespread, schools are at risk of jumping on the bandwagon without a core purpose for technology integration. Tech-rich environments in themselves are not always negative, but they also don’t necessarily transform […]

4 skills essential for effective blended teaching

July 16, 2019 | by contributor

By Charles R. Graham, Jered Borup, Leanna Archambault, Cecil R. Short Our research team, comprised of researchers from Brigham Young University, George Mason University, and Arizona State University, has spent the past several years exploring a timely question: What skills are needed to be an effective teacher in a blended classroom? The exploration began in earnest […]

Can blended learning be culturally responsive?

July 11, 2019 | by Kenzie Chin

In today’s classrooms, students are no longer considered “empty vessels.” Educators recognize that they are already full, and have a lot to offer. This is the core assumption embedded within “culturally responsive teaching”, which has become a rising priority in schools. In short, the theory of culturally responsive teaching, sometimes called culturally relevant practices (CRP), is […]