Shaun Fagan

Shaun Fagan
Shaun Fagan's mission at Lightspeed is to continue to find new ways to create access to learning by studying the dynamics of the classroom. His goals include evolving our instructional audio systems to improve the learning environment for both students and teachers. Outside of the office, Shaun enjoys spending time with his family, running and training for marathons, and rooting for the Oregon State Beavers!
January 28, 2020
Breaking Down Invisible Barriers to Learning
Breaking Down Invisible Barriers to Learning

By Shaun Fagan

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January 4, 2019
3 Ways Classroom Audio Supports ELLs
3 Ways Classroom Audio Supports ELLs

By Shaun Fagan

Every English-language learner (ELL) has their own unique, individual needs when it comes to gaining structural knowledge around communication. Among the main challenges they face when developing their language acquisition are:

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October 25, 2018
3 Ways to Gain Insight into How Students Learn
3 Ways to Gain Insight into How Students Learn

By Shaun Fagan

Just because a student gets an A on an assignment doesn’t mean they fully understand the material. Evaluations, parent/teacher conferences, and report cards capture a snapshot of how well students are digesting classroom assignments, but none of these really show a true, detailed image of students’ performance and how they learn based on their individual styles. Here’s a trio of techniques that educators can use to further their knowledge of how their students learn.

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September 24, 2018
Start the School Year Off with These 3 Icebreakers
Start the School Year Off with These 3 Icebreakers

by Shaun Fagan

A new school year is a great time to set realistic and attainable goals for ourselves and reflect on last year’s lessons learned. One important aspect of starting the year off right is getting to know your students: did you know that on average, teachers affect more than 3,000 students during their career? And when teachers spend time to get to know their students, it can have a positive effect on their performance, engagement, and even test scores.

Don’t gloss over getting to know your new students as unique individuals this year. Try using these icebreaker ideas to support a collaborative and meaningful learning environment for your classroom.

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July 12, 2018
Bust This Myth! Technology Hinders Communication
Bust This Myth! Technology Hinders Communication

By Shaun Fagan

Technology plays an essential role in everyone’s life. Whether you’re using GPS to navigate to a new destination in the car or using a cell phone to check the radar to see if a storm is headed your direction, we live in a society that is always online. This is true even in the classroom. Did you know that students check their phones in class 11 times a day on average? A recent study found that students spent 20 percent of their classroom time using digital devices for activities unrelated to class: mostly texting, surfing the web, and checking social media.

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