http://www.unity.net.au/padwheel/padwheelposter.pdf#! I first encountered the Padagogy Wheel a few months ago. I’ve been using it to help introduce and explain how iPads apps can assist teachers in creating authentic learning that provides a rich and deep learning experience. I found the discussion at The Padagogy Wheelhouse helped to clarify a ideas and concepts. In order… Read More The Padagogy Wheel – Thinglink
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by raymaclean As I reflect on helping teachers grow as professionals, it’s important to realize that this is a journey for all involved and that it will continue to be as such. In this series, I am looking at the process in three parts: Phase One – Reaching… Read More Phase One – Reaching Out
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by lovequotes.symphonyoflove.net/category/a/albert-schweitzer These past few weeks I’ve been listening to Read to Lead podcast. I came across it as I was looking for something that would help me in my quest to figure out which direction I needed to explore next. Being that I really don’t believe in coincidence,… Read More Leadership – Lesson #1
Where do you go for new sources of reading? Suggestions from other administrators? Other educators? Suggestions from known educational authors? From particular organizations? Do you seek ideas outside these circles? Do you go beyond the “group think”? Read to Lead I’d like to suggest you check out Jeff Brown’s @THEjeffbrown podcast at ReadtoLead.com . In each episode,… Read More Where do you get your reading?
Sharing. It’s important. We teach our children to share with siblings and with other children. We see examples everyday of people sharing their time, talent and resources. WeDay is a great example of youth sharing with others. One of the youth from my own community was part of the event, sharing her story with the… Read More Do I Share?
I read Justin Tarte’s post – I got in trouble for tweeting at work. As I read through it, I was reminded of my own experience and some of the frustrations that I have heard from others as they encounter resistance from others. First off, being connected in this context does not mean you are… Read More Why Connect?
Dean Shareski’s post “Why Teachers aren’t making “the Shifts”” examines reasons for teachers not making progress in changing their practices with the changes that are taking place around them. They aren’t staying current. Dean’s post is a great read and really covers much of what needs to be said. As well, there are some… Read More The Doctor’s In
How Social Media Is Affecting Our Minds ~ Teachers Tech Workshop. This infographic has some interesting information that highlights the impact social media has on our brains.
“Transition and change is difficult. It takes time.” How many times have you heard this? How many times has this been seen as an excuse for not changing? I know I’ve read more than a few blog articles about no longer accepting the “excuses” for not changing – there needs to be a change and… Read More Change may be constant but it still takes time
Productive Group Work by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher and Sandi Everlove In Productive Group Work, the authors discuss the importance of effectively working in groups. As most people have discovered, not everyone knows how to work in a group. In fact, many people have difficulty working collaboratively to accomplish a task. This isn’t to say… Read More Productive Group Work