George Lucas Educational Foundation
Nicholas Provenzano

Nicholas Provenzano

High School English Teacher/The Nerdy Teacher

My name is Nicholas Provenzano and I'm a high school English teacher and edublogger. I write for Edutopia and my own site TheNerdyTeacher.com

I'm passionate about moving to a paperless environment and integrating technology into the classroom. I love working with my PLN and coming up with exciting new projects.

If you want to connect, feel free to send me an email or drop me a tweet.

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Nicholas Provenzano

@TheNerdyTeacher

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Posts

  • Hold rich on
    An argument for using badges in makerspaces to recognize the skills students gain outside the traditional curriculum.
  • Teacher Wellness
    Looking for a gift for an amazing teacher? We’ve got you covered.
  • Family Engagement
    Whether it's email, messaging apps, an active website, or virtual office hours, technology helps you keep parents in the loop about what's happening in their child's classroom.
  • Teacher Wellness
    Prevent teacher burnout by sustaining yourself with a non-education hobby, finding a teammate for shared venting, regular journaling or blogging, and finding reasons to laugh.
  • Student Engagement
    Spend the first five minutes of each class focusing on your students as people. Then keep them engaged through the agency of makerspaces, PBL, or Genius Hour/20 Time.
  • Edcamps
    Edcamps provide informal, personalized, and powerful PD because they're educator driven, they build networks, inspire passion, and foster conversations -- and they're low stress.
  • Student Engagement
    Inviting student agency in the New Year encourages buy-in during the long winter months. Student ownership inspires new ways of engagement and more meaningful lessons.
  • School Climate
    For the nerdy teacher who has everything -- except maybe a Bluetooth beanie hat, a fisheye phone lens, or the to-die-for fragrances of zombie-repellant soap.
  • Family Engagement
    When prepping for parent conferences, communicate with them early and often, keep data handy, balance the conversation, invite the student, and make the experience pleasant.
  • Learning Environments
    Remove the teacher's desk and students feel more comfortable and less intimidated, teachers feel more active and engaged, and classroom learning happens in a shared space.