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Problem Based Learning – 1,2,3

By Hal Portner • Feb 1st, 2013
Want your students to develop high-level communication skills? The ability to arrive at informed judgments? The ability to function in a global community? Flexibility, persistence, and resourcefulness? Try Problem-Based Learning.


How to Present a Workshop that Really Works

By Hal Portner • Feb 1st, 2013
Usually, new presenters - and many veteran ones as well - are clear about the content they will present, and they generally assume they can trust their teaching experience to guide the process and keep their interactions with adult participants on the right track. However, I’ve found that quite a few presenters don’t know what they don’t know. That is to say, they don’t realize the extent to which they will have to plan and prepare.


Problem Based Learning – Part 1

By Hal Portner • Jan 28th, 2013
Want your students to develop high-level communication skills? The ability to arrive at informed judgments? The ability to function in a global community? Flexibility, persistence, and resourcefulness? Try Problem-Based Learning.

We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities



Inefficient Committee Meetings? Here’s Help! Includes Printable “Action Minutes” Form

By Hal Portner • Jun 1st, 2012
Are committee assignments a waste of your valuable time? Not if you implement the plans outlined here! Includes a PRINTABLE Action Minutes sheet!


Envision this: A Curriculum of 21st Century Skills, Part 1

By Hal Portner • Dec 1st, 2009
What might a curriculum look, sound, taste, smell and feel like if it not only incorporated 21st century skills, but also considered those skills as its content? Try this one on for size!


Standards, Assessments and Rubrics – Oh My!

By Hal Portner • Nov 1st, 2009
What do we want students to learn? How will we know whether they’ve learned what we want them to? To what extent can and will they apply what they’ve learned? And why should we want to know all this?


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