About: Julia.Kantor

Julia Kantor

Website: http://aspiretoteach.org/
Bio: Dr. Julia Kantor is an Alternative Licensure Instructor in the School of Education & Human Development. She started her career in elementary education, teaching 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders in a New York City public school. I then earned my Ph.D. in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction at CU.

Posts by Julia.Kantor:

Connected Learning for Teachers in Scripted Times

Posted on: 24 Oct 2017

We are now about two months into the school year and, having been in teacher education for about 8 years now, what continues to strike me is the degree to which scripted learning and teaching is going on in the majority of classrooms where I support new teachers. And when I write ‘scripted’, I mean …

Letting Students in on the Design Secret

Posted on: 09 Aug 2017

I’ve been wondering about how to let students in on the instructional design secret.  I know it’s not really a secret, but it often seems like a black box that students never really get to occupy with the teacher.  Even when we give them choice in assignments, this isn’t giving them a say in what …

Design Principles

Posted on: 07 Aug 2017

If you teach, in informal or formal settings, you are a designer.  I like this idea because it is at once simple and accessible and quite nuanced.  On the one hand, duh. We are making decisions about teaching and learning so this is design.  On the other, we must ask the following questions: WHO (whom?) …