Top Ten Ways to Let Go, and Let Complexity Emerge in ARC Learning

Tim Kubik, Ph.D.

What do teachers find most challenging about ARC Learning? Learning to let go so that student-driven curiosity, creativity, and innovation can jump the learning experience to the next level. Most teachers wouldn’t give students spray paint and a blank wall of the school on which to create. Here, I offer ten recommendations that will […]

By |March 7th, 2016|ARC Learning, Complexity, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top Ten Reasons to Make Authentic Connections to Your Curriculum:

10. Why Simulate Real Life, When the Classroom Can be Real Life?
Project Based Learning units are often designed to have learners pretend or to take on roles. They may be asked to simulate a UN General Assembly meeting in class or imagine they are an architect and design a bridge made out of toothpicks. While […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Authenticity|0 Comments

Is Your Formative Feedback Failing? A real-world framework for diagnosing the effects of your formative feedback.

Most teachers care deeply about their subject matter. Those who do set high expectations, arguing that caring about student learning is best expressed through holding students accountable to the rigorous standards of their discipline. Many students are deeply appreciative of this experience, but not always.

Reading a recent article by Kim Scott, an executive trainer at […]

By |January 27th, 2016|ARC Learning|0 Comments

Part III: Does Learning Always Have to be so Complicated?

Project ARC Presents—Five-Minute Practicums that Will Change Your Practice

We get it! You have two weeks of a “break” and then it’s a whole new semester. Your grading is done, holiday parties are here, and you’ve been enjoying some well deserved down time. Yet, you’re a professional and you want to start off the new term […]

By |January 1st, 2016|ARC Learning|0 Comments

Part II: Relevance: Drop the Lesson and Get Personal – How do I connect my students to my content?

Project ARC Presents—Five-Minute Practicums that Will Change Your Practice

We, as teachers, usually begin with our content as our starting point for planning just like we do a recipe we choose to prepare. We ask ourselves many questions when we plan our lessons. What standards do I have to cover? What will be on my […]

By |December 30th, 2015|ARC Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Part I: How do I Transform my Content into an Authentic Learning Experience?

Project ARC Presents—Five-Minute Practicums that Will Change Your Practice

We get it! You have two weeks of a “break” and then it’s a whole new semester. Your grading is done, holiday parties are here, and you’ve been enjoying some well deserved down time. Yet, you’re a professional and you want to start off the new […]

By |December 28th, 2015|ARC Learning|1 Comment

It’s about Fit, not Fidelity: Our Three Commitments to your Learning Community

Tim Kubik with Dayna Laur and Jill Clayton

As educators, we’re all concerned with growth. We care about the growth of the learners we’re fortunate to educate every year, and we know that our growth is the potential difference in their learning, year after year. As educators, each of us at Project ARC has relied on […]

By |May 20th, 2015|ARC Learning|0 Comments