Engage Me

At the beginning of this thing called COETAIL, I was a lurker. Throughout this process, I have propelled myself to create a PLN that now I use extensively. I am up to 110 Tweets...

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What Has COETAIL Done For Me?

International teachers need connections to like-minded people, just like people “back home” do, it’s just that our pool of available people is much smaller. It can sometimes be difficult to find groups or individuals...

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Plan B Teach the SDGs

Planning the changes of a unit of inquiry to a Project Based Learning approach seemed like a simple idea on paper. Unfortunately, it was not as easy as I had hoped. Schedule changes and...

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My Computer Isn’t Working

Student “My computer isn’t working. It won’t let me sign on!”  Me “Did you type in your password correctly?”  Student “Yes.”  Me “Try it again” Student “Hey, it works!” This is what the beginning...

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Stop, Collaborate and Listen

A talented artist once reminded my generation of some very important advice. All right stop Collaborate and listen Ice is back with my brand new invention Something grabs a hold of me tightly Then...

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Even Robots Need to Play

Much research has been done about the importance of play. It’s something we know as educators, yet it’s the first thing to come off the schedule when there is too much to do. From...

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PBL is Good for Emerging Bilinguals

Using Project Based Learning (PBL) is an important way teachers can easily build language scaffolds (see examples from Edutopia) into their teaching. PBL allows all students to find their talents and pursue a different way...

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Aren’t They Just Skills?

Ask yourself how often do you hear the phrase “21st century skills” when it comes to some new part of the curriculum or the use of some specific technology or app. It is nearly...

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