Archive | July, 2014

Trust: The Key to Leading a Learning School

Friday, July 25, 2014


By Dr. Nancy Doda

Great and wise leaders throughout history have celebrated trust as the powerful foundation of effective leadership because it is believed to be the institutional glue that holds a relationship, a classroom, and a staff together. Stephen M. R. Covey, the son of the well-known senior Covey and author of The Speed of Trust (2006), argues that trust is the single most transformative ingredient in any relationship, organization, or institution.

Teacher Developed Instruction in the Era of Standardized Testing

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Podcast by Dr. Tammy Lynn Woody and Dr. Amy Burkman

In the era of standardized testing, there has historically been friction between the desire to teach in a manner conducive to both instructor and  PK-12 pupil needs and the imperative to adhere to highly regulated curriculum. The APUS School of Education is an educational preparation provider that strives to address critical issues such as this one.

Leveraging PK-12 Curricular Outcomes through Gaming

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Dr. Tammy Lynn Woody
Director of Continuous Program Improvement, School of Education at American Public University

A movement that continues to gain momentum is the incorporation of gaming into PK-12 instructional settings. Recently, I received an article from eCampus news in my inbox entitled “Should every educator also be a gamer?” This title made me think about a variety of topics including: instructional design; infusing lessons with elements of gaming that make learning more enjoyable; meeting technology standards; lifelong learning and professional development for educators; and student buy-in of academic learning outcomes.

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