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John Hardison

John Hardison is an interactive facilitator of learning and blended learning specialist at East Hall High School (Studio 113 & EPiCC). Follow him on Twitter: @JohnHardison1

Keep Your Head Up

One teacher shares a collaborative project idea meant to deliver a positive message to students, teachers, and parents about persevering through tough times, showing some grit, and leaning on their school district family when needed.

Flip the Traditional Into Amazing: Creative Uses for Flipgrid

Why Flipgrid? According to Getting Smart teacher blogger, John Hardison, it "offers these students an engaging and reliable platform to express their knowledge, questions, and creativity."

“The Professional Grade Teacher”

What makes a teacher professional? How can we truly define a professional grade teacher? John Hardison shares 31 ways to describe the nearly indescribable.

1 Question, 1 Challenge, and 11 of the Best Teacher Gifts

What is the perfect teacher gift? Well, it may just be the culmination of many. Here are 11 that don't come as part of the holidays.

The Ghosts of Education

There is one way to make me, a seasoned educator of eighteen years, elevate fear to an uncomfortable level and switch from boxer briefs to Depends for Men. Unfinished business.

Creating Positive Learning Environments for a New School Year

Nothing is more crucial than creating a positive learning environment where respect and all of its verbal disciples are always present. So as we embark on a new school year, let’s review what R.E.S.P.E.C.T. looks like in a successful classroom means.

Is 100% Student Engagement Possible? You Bet It Is.

If you were to ask me, "Hey, you bald-headed, teaching version of a Mr. Clean, is it possible to teach concepts with 100% student engagement for five days straight?" My knee-jerk response would be, "You bet it is!" Here's why.