In this episode of the Progressively Incorrect podcast, I am enthusiastic to be chatting to Courtney Ostaff, author of The Training On-line Handbook and the forthcoming guide on homeschooling: How to Homeschool the Youngsters You Have.
In advance of I knew Courtney Ostaff as Courtney Ostaff, I realized her as the nameless Twitter person, StuckintheMiddle, through the time when colleges were being out of the blue forced to change to remote discovering because of to COVID-19. For several edtech gurus and “thought leaders” on schooling social media, remote discovering was the option of a life time to rethink instruction. But what “rethinking education” essentially intended was recycling progressive strategies from the prior century such as student option and discovery understanding. Mounting earlier mentioned all the sound was StuckintheMiddle, a teacher who had been educating on the net for for a longer period than most of us had been teaching in the brick-and-mortar classroom, and who clearly knew her things. Rather of encouraging lecturers to “ask the children what they want to master and how they want to master it”, she tweeted about the importance of construction, trainer steerage, and a awareness-abundant curriculum. Her simple suggestions about arranging training course elements and placing due dates, and having little ones to interact with just about every other and use responses was a lifesaver for me back again when it appeared that most edtech men and women had missing their minds.
So, it was pretty an honor that Courtney Ostaff agreed to occur on the podcast to speak submit-pandemic about tactics for educating with on line tools. Even if remote studying certain you to swap pupil Chromebooks with paper-pencil notebooks, I think a lot of Courtney’s assistance simply translates to the minimal tech facial area-to-deal with classroom. So, devoid of further more ado, you should delight in S2E6 of the Progressively Incorrect Podcast that includes Courtney Ostaff.