Adam James

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PD as Glue (How I Learned to Love Meetings)

I have sat through many professional development sessions where I’ve been bored out of my skull. There was the one about gloves and writing a …

Everything you ever wanted to know about peer instruction: Part 2 (How to use it).

This is a continuation of last month’s post, summarizing the results of a recent literature review of Peer Instruction, Research-Based Implementation …

How To Build A Hovercraft From Styrofoam Plates

Just in time for Marty McFly's arrival in the future<p>If you believe the old Hollywood prophecies, Marty McFly will be hopping out of Doc Brown’s DeLorean on October 21st. And when he gets to the future, he’ll need a hoverboard. You can do your part to prevent a time paradox--just slap together this …

(A start to) a Standards-Based Grading Literature Review

A while back, I started a personal log of every standards-based grading article I read. It has turned into a publicly available document growing each …

mistakes

Hi. It's been kind of a surreal spring in my personal life, my professional life, and at that odd intersection of the two. Some happenings h...

[Fake World] Teaching The “Boring” Bits

<b>tl;dr</b><p>Provoking curiosity in our students about <i>anything</i> requires us to manage several tensions simultaneously. It requires keeping several lines tight …

More on student boredom – from students

Last week I tweeted out a request for teachers to find some students willing to write about needless boredom in schools and received a number of …

SBG Grain-size: Assess the Small, Evaluate the Large

One of the biggest changes to my assessment plan this year is that I intend to bundle standards in intro physics. See, one of the tensions that …

A 4th of July reflection on student intellectual autonomy

<i>NOTE: The current version is edited from the original. I realized the need to clarify a few points, based on some early feedback.</i><p>The 4th of July: a …

Great Teachers Don't Teach

My psychology professor was an effective teacher because he provided experiences that created long-term memories. In response to the LinkedIn …

How to Teach Structured Academic Controversy

I was recently introduced to <b>Deliberating in a Democracy in the Americas</b> (DDA), a valuable online resource for teachers interested in helping their …

Am I in the way?

I have completed the first four days of the Cognitive CoachingSM Seminar (CCS), and I am still in the process of consolidating my understanding. In a …