Blair Lee, MS
Blair Lee, MS earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of California San Diego. Blair is the author of The Science of Climate Change: A Hands-On Course, the primary author for the critically acclaimed REAL Science Odyssey Series, and co-author of Project-Based Learning: Creating a Modern Education of Curiosity, Innovation, and Impact. She has been involved in science education for over two decades, first as a community college professor and secondly as a curriculum developer. Blair writes concept-rich, hands-on courses that include mainstream science presenting the accepted facts, theories, and models as would be recommended by the majority of practicing experts in each field of science. She is a passionate advocate of innovative academics where the focus is on how subjects are best learned. Through her speaking and writing, her goal is to empower educators to dare to be innovative and create something unique and academically-rich when handcrafting their students’ education. Blair Lee, MS is the founder of Secular, Eclectic, Academic Homeschoolers and SEA Books & More. The SEA Community has been asking Blair to teach online classes for years. With her son, whom she homeschooled from 1st grade through high school graduation, now thriving in college, Blair is excited to start SEA Online Classes and have the opportunity to support homeschoolers around the world on their own unique journeys through learning.
November 5, 2022
2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT
In 1984, Militsa Nechkina, a member of the USSR Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, first proposed the flipped classroom model. Since then, it has gained popularity in schools across the world. This is a learner-centered model in which students read materials and watch videos about topics before coming to class. Class time is spent working on projects, labs, and homework. Many studies have shown that this approach leads to a much higher level of mastery and retention of concepts.
Homeschooling is a perfect environment for the flipped classroom model. For those who have learners who struggle, or who spend hours finishing assignments, it could revolutionize their academic work, as learners read, watch videos, and then meet with you to work through problem sets, labs, and projects. Using a scaffolded approach, you can expect a much higher retention of information. You can also easily incorporate, not just academic topics, but important learning skills such as metacognition into your child’s school.
Join Blair Lee for this talk detailing how to flip your homeschooling and why you might want to! This talk is a part of the Learner’s Toolbox series.
November 6, 2022
2:30pm EST/11:30am PST
Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is defined as “the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.” Critical thinking skills help people negotiate academics, themselves, and the world around them. These skills are increasingly important as we are inundated with information, ideas, and philosophies. The good news is incorporating critical thinking skills into learning is easier than you might think.
Join Blair Lee for this talk about how you can add critical thinking skills into your child’s learning. This talk is a part of the Learner’s Toolbox series.
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