All posts by williamjtolley

Learning Design Coach at the International School of Estonia and Global Online Academy

It’s a new year: Be aggressive!

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me… --Nina Simone A new school year has recently started, or is about to start for all of us. And some of us will be starting out at new schools or in new roles at our old schools. For all of us ...

NEH Seminars: The Thinking Teacher’s Solution to Summer

  “Under the influence of modern psychology and the tenets of pragmatism, pedagogy has developed into a science of teaching in general in such a way as to be wholly emancipated from the actual material to be taught. A teacher, so it was thought, is a man who can simply teach anything...” Hannah Arendt, The ...

5 Reasons to foster relationships between national and international school teachers

Posted by William Tolley at the Center for Teaching Quality on Tuesday, 06/10/2014 There are currently more than 6,000 international schools around the world, serving nearly 4 million students(link is external). Sadly, this rich source of cosmopolitan human potential is barely tapped by teachers in the United States. Worse yet, very few international school teachers maintain ...

#TeachingIs: A Journey All Over the World

Posted by William Tolley at the Center for Teaching Quality on Thursday, 05/08/2014 My teaching journey has led me all over the world to my current position as a high school teacher and learning coach in Brazil. Since this week is the launch of the #TeachingIs campaign, I thought I’d share a selection of moments from ...

Changing Instructional Mindsets for the 21st Century

Originally posted on iAMSTEM HUB . UC DAVIS:
Written by William Tolley for Education Week. As teachers, we seek to nurture creators, inventors, and discoverers—the kind of men and women who will build and sustain our shared future. We try to synthesize effective traditional learning models with contemporary learning design. And we recognize the wisdom of Chris…