All posts for “education”


Our new video explains blended learning in under 2.5 minutes. See the highlights below: Watch it now   About this video: This video follows the story of a teacher who discovers blended learning and incorporates it into his teaching. It teaches: A basic definition of blended learning How the Internet has impacted teaching options The role of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) in blended learning How blended learning can change how classroom time is used What factors can ensure success Why... Continue Reading

Steven Strogatz - Explaining the Magic of Math

Posted by: leelefever on February 23, 2010- 4:00pm

Topic: education

Categories: blog, math, teaching


I've always hated math. Since about the 6th grade, I've always felt behind and deemed myself "not a math person." As I get older, I'm realizing that part of my problem was how I was taught math. It always seemed like memorization and rules without context.  I never had teachers that helped me develop a passion for math or see the the magic in solving problems. I wrote about this experience here. Recently I learned about a series of thirteen blog posts that are meant for people like me.  Steven... Continue Reading

A Better Way to Learn Chemistry

Posted by: leelefever on June 8, 2009- 5:00pm

Topic: education

Categories: Explanation, science, video


If I could have learned chemistry this way, I might have discovered a career in science. Via Daily Dish

Talkin' Bout My Education

Posted by: leelefever on March 26, 2008- 5:00pm

Topic: education

Categories: commoncraft, lesson, ourwork, personal, videos


Looking back at my education, I wasn't a great student.  I made decent grades and went to a good university and grad school, but school was never my thing.  Looking back, I can pin-point a couple of points at which I lost faith. It was sixth grade and I was in a math class with Mrs. Paine (it's true - Paine).  The subject was least common denominators.  I didn't get it.  My worksheets came back with red marks, but I didn't really understand what I was supposed to be doing.  The class moved on... Continue Reading