Time is precious. As educators we need all the time we can get.
With keyboard shortcuts, you can increase your efficiency and decrease the time. It’s a win-win!
In this episode, I discuss some of the more commonly known shortcuts and dig into some of the lesser-known, yet incredibly helpful ones.
This week’s episodes of the Ditch That Textbook podcast cover that and other topics, including:
- How to “mixtape” your curriculum, 80s style!
- The case for novelty
- How to incorporate storytelling into your teaching
Scroll down to hear these episodes below!
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Drive the same route to school for a while and you’ll do it on autopilot. Why? It’s easier on your brain that way. It can ignore what it’s doing. That’s “repetition suppression”: you ignore what you do repeatedly. This isn’t a good thing in the classroom. We don’t want students to ignore. This makes the case for novelty!
We used to use cassette tapes to record our favorite songs on “mixtapes” that we’d listen to over and over again. (At least I did.) Instructional coach Stephanie DeMichele suggests that we “mixtape” our instruction! She offers a framework for doing it, too.
There’s a story in everything. Our brains are wired for story. How can we incorporate elements of storytelling into teaching and learning?
Minute by minute, you can buy back time for what matters most with keyboard shortcuts. In this episode, I share some of my favorites that you can use to make yourself more efficient!
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