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Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2016
The minute students first step into any classroom, they begin assessing the environment, the teacher, and one another for clues about what to expect in the upcoming school year. Yet what do they usually encounter the first day? A teacher who's busy assigning seats, reviewing rules, and assessing various skills. However, it is during this time that…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods
Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2016
In this brief article, Windsor High School (California) English language arts teacher Catlin Tucker describes how advancements in technology have not only allowed her students to connect, communicate, and collaborate with peers beyond the classroom, it has also done the same for her as an educator. In 2010, Tucker began blogging as an outlet for…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Distance Education, Web Based Instruction, High Schools
Tucker, Catlin – Educational Leadership, 2016
Classrooms exist in an insular environment, and the work done there often feels disconnected from students' lives, interests, and hobbies. However, students today must cultivate the ability to navigate an increasingly connected global society. Global-ready graduates must be able to tackle real-world challenges, publish their work online, and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Clubs, Skill Development, Electronic Publishing