I am assistant principal in the Middle School at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ. I am also one of the founders of Jedcamp, a series of Edcamps aimed at teachers in Jewish Day Schools.
What does your ideal classroom look like?
My ideal classroom is filled with students who are ready to learn. All of the other bells and whistles, technological or otherwise, do nothing without students who know how to access them and are eager to do so. Ipads for my students, moveable furniture, smartboards - these have all made my teaching easier, but the fundamental changes exist independent of the tools (although I do enjoy them).
If you were to lead a session at Edcamp USDOED, what would it be about?
Teaching skills through Project-Based Learning - is it possible?
(PBL often focuses on the big picture - what about the small, technical skills which are so valuable? Can they be taught in a PBL classroom?)
Have you ever attended an Edcamp?
Edcamp Leadership (NJ)