Curiosity and Learning: An Explorer’s Guide20200718031433

Curiosity and Learning: An Explorer’s Guide

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
I can never walk past a set of coin-operated binoculars without dropping a coin in the slot. There is something about the novelty of what awaits on th...
Producing the Future20200718031050

Producing the Future

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
Bees. Cows. Factories. What do all these things have in common? They make stuff. Bees make honey. Cows make milk. Factories make goods. All of these i...
For Students, Sharing Is More About Getting Than Giving20200718030632

For Students, Sharing Is More About Getting Than Giving

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
Sharing a stick of gum is far from scary. Giving something you have to another person is an act that demonstrates empathy and compassion, even if it i...
Modeling by Example20200718030232

Modeling by Example

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 18, 20200 comments
How can we teach students to use technology in a responsible way?  The answer to that question is tricky. Digital citizenship has so many facets....
Reflect20200716023931

Reflect

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
When I was a kid, I used to fall asleep in the car every time my family took even a short trip. I’d settle in, close my eyes, and magically end up at ...
Playing Scarecrow: Getting Students to Think20200716023550

Playing Scarecrow: Getting Students to Think

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
The Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz taught us that, even if at times we don’t believe it, we are all capable of deep and rational thought. The irony i...
Collaboration Is a Life Well Lived20200716022252

Collaboration Is a Life Well Lived

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 16, 20200 comments
This post is about collaboration, and as I explored many different angles to find an example or analogy that illustrates what it truly means, I realiz...
eCoaches: Here’s why you need PyxisEdu!20200715160337

eCoaches: Here’s why you need PyxisEdu!

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
Ah, the life of an eCoach. You are the cheerleader, the champion, the confidant, and the caretaker. At the beginning of the day, you’re a hero f...
One Size Doesn’t Fit All!20200715153927

One Size Doesn’t Fit All!

Lacey UpdegraffJuly 15, 20200 comments
It used to be, “One size fits all,” then, “One size fits most.” Finally, Burger King announced, “You can have it your way,” and the floodgates blew wi...