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Sep 13, 2018

MTT016|EduProtocol Field Guide, Student centered learning - Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo

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Are you stuck in the lecture-and-worksheet rut?

Many teachers continue to struggle to break out of the corporate lesson-and-worksheet cycle to find fresh, meaningful ways to develop original, engaging and effective instruction. In The EduProtocol Field Guide, Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern outline sixteen classroom-tested protocols to break up clichéd lesson plans, build culture, and deliver content to K–12 students in a supportive, creative environment.


Start Smart

Smart Start activities set your students up for success by teaching them how to learn, using tools like Frayer Models and Venn Diagrams on fun subjects. In addition to preparing your students to learn, Smart Start activities help build a positive culture in your classroom.


Finish Strong

EduProtocols are customizable, frames that use your content to create lessons to help students master academic content, think critically, and communicate effectively while creating and working collaboratively. EduProtocols can be used with nearly all subjects and grade levels and are UDL (Universal Design for Learning)-friendly to support all learners.

Simplify the process of creating engaging and personalized learning opportunities for every student.

The EduProtocol Field Guide shows you how.


A little about Marlena Hebern:

The greatest compliment Marlena ever received was from a former visually challenged student, who said, "Mrs. Hebern didn't care that I was going blind." Over eighteen years teaching students from kindergarten through eighth grade, and the "opportunity' class Marlena learned that classroom culture is the number one most important thing in order to set students up for success. Great lesson design is close second. Marlena's lessons are often focused on student creativity and developing a student's sense of self-worth and community.

Marlena is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Trainer, and EdCamp Yosemite co-founder. She holds a Master of Science degree in reading instruction and has been awarded a Beginning Teacher Support Provider of the Year Award.

Contact Marlena Hebern:

Twitter: @mhebern


A little about Jon Corippo:

“I was a 2.9gpa student all the way through K-8. Then HS. Then the first 3/5 of college. That's when it all changed for me as a student. We started doing the work, making the things and really getting to work.

I started out as a teacher who thought getting through the book was the end-all, be-all. I was so wrong.

The EduProtocol Field Guide is the result of almost 20 years in education, the vast majority of it being without textbooks. I mixed, remixed, read, Tweeted and tested several tools for years to get this right.”

CUE Executive Director

2014 CUE Gold Disk Recipient

Apple Distinguished Educator

Google Certified Teacher


Contact Jon Corippo:

Twitter: @jcorippo


Books mentioned in Episode 16:

Why Johnny Can’t Read

Dumbing Us Down


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