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Sam Cressman
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Everything You Need to Know About Blended Learning

Posted by Sam Cressman on 1/3/20 3:31 PM

Adaptive learning. Personalized learning. Differentiated instruction. Online learning. Hybrid learning. The "flipped" classroom. Blended learning.

With both education instruction and technology changing so frequently, sometimes it can feel difficult to keep up with the trends and terminology.

Let's take a deep dive into blended learning, including:

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Topics: Education Policy, Education Technology, Math Instruction, Teachers

Everything You Need to Know About the Common Core (CCSS)

Posted by Sam Cressman on 1/3/20 3:31 PM

The Common Core is arguably the largest education initiative in the United States of the last decade. Since its official launch in 2009, very few if any education topics have received as much positive and negative discussion and feedback as the Common Core. 

With such a massive impact on education as a whole, let's unpack the Common Core to better understand its history and present effects as well as envision what both state and national education standards will resemble moving forward.

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Topics: Education Policy, Formative Assessment, Math Instruction, Teachers, Schools

A Battle for Student Attention: What Teachers Can Learn From Fortnite

Posted by Sam Cressman on 9/16/19 8:03 AM

Just in case you haven't heard, Fortnite is an incredibly popular video game that seemingly every kid, teenager, and young adult is mildly (or seriously) addicted to.

Although it is easy to write-off Fortnite as just another video game, it is important to understand the reasons behind Fortnite's meteoric rise and sustained popularity. Furthermore, we can examine Fortnite and see what teachers can learn from Fortnite's expansive playbook that has made it the most prominent video game at this point in time. Let's review:

  • What is Fortnite? 
  • Why is Fortnite so addicting and popular?
  • What can teachers learn from Fortnite?
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Topics: Gamification, Student Success, Math Instruction, Teachers

"Students Don't Hate Math, They Hate Being Frustrated"

Posted by Sam Cressman on 6/17/19 1:48 PM

“I’m not good at math.”

“I JUST don't get it!" 

"I don't know how to do it!"

As educators, we’ve all heard this before. Students often find themselves frustrated when it comes to their math abilities. The reasons are numerous and we may feel that they are "excuses" but in fact, students want to excel.  When students are having difficulty and become frustrated, they will respond with, "I hate math" or "I can't do it", and some stop trying altogether. 

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Topics: Adversity, Student Success, Math Instruction