Educator Spotlight: When you are in the summer you miss the cold, when you are in the winter you miss the sun.

Bloggers Introduction: Mr. Michael Podlesney is my wonderful biology teacher at the Downingtown Stem Academy, a high school in the Downingtown Area School District near Philadelphia. Mr.P, as we call him, teaches us through interactive learning and discussion, which has really made his class feel like a hangout over a lecture. To honor this, here... Continue Reading →

Educator Spotlight: A Quarantine Journey

Mrs. Kroboth was my English teacher in middle school and is my high school debate coach. After moving to Pennsylvania and encountering a tough 6th grade year, Mrs.Kroboth was my anchor of support. Her class extended past the course material and onto valuable life lessons that I will never forget. Whenever I walked into her... Continue Reading →

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Asynchronous Learning

The Coronavirus lockdown/stay at home order changed a lot of things and how we learn/teach is certainly one of them. Being forced into an online model of schooling, we were faced with attending classes or gathering class information online. Online learning can be either Synchronous or Asynchronous. While online Synchronous learning happens in real-time, online... Continue Reading →

Teaching From a Distance, still making a Difference

Bloggers Introduction: Mrs. Angela Baer teaches orchestra at elementary school in Pennsylvania, USA. I am so thankful that she contributed a guest post for the blog despite her busy schedule! In the following write up, Mrs. Baer details how she has been managing teaching orchestra music online. Teaching and playing musical instruments is usually a... Continue Reading →

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