How to Motivate Students (or what can we still learn from this old book)

This is an updated re-post of a blog I wrote 5 years ago. The whole idea was inspired by Dan Pink's book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, which was published in 2011. Since then, many have pondered what education could learn from the book. Surprisingly, until today, this is still somewhat a … Continue reading How to Motivate Students (or what can we still learn from this old book)

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How to Use Canned Comments to Speed up Grading

Do you dedicate too many hours to reading, commenting on, and grading student writing? Wouldn’t it be a wonderful time-saver if you could save all of your commonly-used writing comments, and then automatically insert into student essays without having to type them over and over or even the bother of copying and pasting? I get … Continue reading How to Use Canned Comments to Speed up Grading

4 Ideas to Get You Started with Vertical Videos for Teaching

Have you noticed? Vertical videos are EVERYWHERE! It was a synonym of Snapchat, until not too long ago, Instagram stole the idea and created its highly successful Stories and later IGTV. Other social media giants, such as YouTube, one after another committed to fully support of vertical videos: No more ugly black side edges! But … Continue reading 4 Ideas to Get You Started with Vertical Videos for Teaching