Our team sat down and had a great conversation with James Varlack.  He brought a really unique perspective coupling his experience and school district culture together.  Now working as a technology coach he shared insight into a framework to evaluate the technology.  He shared the lessons he learned throughout the years of teaching in the classroom.  We go through some heavy topics and how to approach them appropriately in the classroom.

In This Episode We Cover
  • Utilizing content expertise and blending that together with well-designed lessons.

  • Recognizing and acknowledging cultural differences among your student population and how to approach classroom community and instruction. 

  • Creating a lesson is much different from teaching a concept, a masterful teacher knows how to blend the two together.

  • Creating a framework to decide on what technology to use in the classroom, how to use it, and when to use it.

  • Utilizing current events and local involvement to develop meaningful and real-world lessons.

  • Tapping into your past work experiences to bring real-world applications to the classroom.

  • Harnessing the skills we learn in school to make a daily impact on our own lives.

  • Key strategies for providing background knowledge for students from diverse backgrounds.

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