In this episode of the Progressively Incorrect podcast, I am fired up to be talking to Courtney Ostaff, writer of The Teaching On the web Handbook and the forthcoming e book on homeschooling: How to Homeschool the Kids You Have.
In advance of I understood Courtney Ostaff as Courtney Ostaff, I realized her as the anonymous Twitter person, StuckintheMiddle, through the time when colleges have been abruptly forced to shift to remote finding out owing to COVID-19. For numerous edtech gurus and “thought leaders” on schooling social media, remote understanding was the possibility of a lifetime to rethink schooling. But what “rethinking education” really meant was recycling progressive thoughts from the earlier century these kinds of as university student selection and discovery mastering. Soaring previously mentioned all the sound was StuckintheMiddle, a trainer who experienced been educating on-line for extended than most of us had been training in the brick-and-mortar classroom, and who evidently understood her stuff. Rather of encouraging teachers to “ask the youngsters what they want to master and how they want to learn it”, she tweeted about the great importance of structure, teacher assistance, and a understanding-wealthy curriculum. Her practical information about organizing program supplies and placing thanks dates, and finding children to interact with just about every other and use feed-back was a lifesaver for me again when it seemed that most edtech individuals experienced shed their minds.
So, it was very an honor that Courtney Ostaff agreed to come on the podcast to talk submit-pandemic about tactics for instructing with on-line resources. Even if remote discovering convinced you to swap university student Chromebooks with paper-pencil notebooks, I think considerably of Courtney’s guidance simply translates to the reduced tech confront-to-confront classroom. So, without the need of more ado, make sure you appreciate S2E6 of the Progressively Incorrect Podcast showcasing Courtney Ostaff.