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
Telling – Why not? Smoking – We all know it’s bad for your health, is linked to cancer and is the root cause of many other physical problems. Yet people continue to smoke, we continue to sell tobacco products and our youth continue to be swayed to using them. Why? In the 21st century with… Read More Telling and Doing are not the same
This weekend the Sr. Girls basketball team played in another tournament final. We didn’t win. Now, many people who watched made comments like “Well, you had the chances, the ball just didn’t drop” or “You just couldn’t find your groove” or similar things. These statements are true – on the surface. However, as the coach/leader, I’ve… Read More It’s about the season – not the game
So often when we talk about schools, students, parents and teachers, we discuss things in arm-lengths type of way. We discuss how they need to have richer and more meaningful learning experiences, how we need to provide them with the opportunities to use the technological tools in authentic learning experiences. What we don’t discuss is… Read More You Can’t Stop the Rain
2011 – 2012 – Mid-Year Round Up In my last post, I discussed the whole New Year thing and then began a reflection of where we are as a school. This is a mid-year round up of life thus far at PPCS a brand new K – 12 school in rural Saskatchewan. The school is… Read More A New Year – Kinda Part 2 – Technology
This past week has been a great time. First, we have 8 children and there is nothing in this world that can compete with children and Christmas. From the pre-day activities to the morning joy and wonder followed by our time at Mass to the 3 days afterward when we gather with 100 or so… Read More Being with myself
So, Dean Shareski has suggested that I should start writing. He even sent me this Seth Godin’s blog. I figure what the heck, let’s see what comes from this. What got this all started was Dean threw out a comment on twitter “Teachers or leaders who say they don’t need to be liked to be… Read More Prelude to writing
I’ve been reading the discussion on the blog post “Why “I Don’t Do Technology” Isn’t Acceptable” over at Connected Principals and it’s very interesting and there are some good comments that have ensued, sign that the topic is very much on people’s’ minds. I also happened to follow a link to this post by Doyle… Read More I do do Technology but …..