The more I think about recent conversations around teaching – about why some people leave, and others don’t, about why some choose it over more lucrative or socially respected professions (in some circles) – the more this phrase spins in my head: The quality of teaching is not strained Of course, that was stolen from… Continue reading The quality of teaching is not strained
This post is going to be about an excerpt from Stephen Downe’s blog summary of Michael Wesch’s talk at D2L Fusion. Wait, you think that was a bit confusing? Before I get into the meat of this post, let’s take a moment to recognize exactly how I found these words. This morning I decided it… Continue reading It’s basically about shifting from getting people to love you, to you loving them.
Spring has sprung, love is in the air. I have received a spate of love poems from students lately, gotta be the spring in the air. Here is one from Sam, she has been with her boyfriend for over a year now. She stayed by his side through a horrible accident where he broke his… Continue reading Hold on Tight
Remember being in high school and in love? This poem is a perfect reminder of that time. Jean-Marc wrote it over the March break and I am finally getting around to post it! Let me tell you a love poem about what i feel in my heart, butterflies in my stomach whenever we’re together. You’re… Continue reading Student poetry: Love poem by Jean-Marc
Love isn’t all softness and comfort.
But what is real learning? It’s learning beyond the test. Learning beyond the classroom.