A while ago I created a post in response to recurring themes I was seeing in many blogs around creating change in our schools towards authentic, meaningful learning situations for our students and teachers. Here is that post. Today I finally got around to creating a wiki to continue the conversation (thanks to John Brandt… Continue reading New Wiki –> TeachingFutures
Since yesterday, I have been involved in a conversation on Will Richardson‘s post The Future of Teaching. The first part of this post was originally posted as a comment to The Future of Teaching. I am getting the idea that we, at least those of us involved in this conversation, are ready to act on… Continue reading The Future of Teaching: Let’s continue the conversation
[cross-posted at LeaderTalk] I will be returning to the classroom at the end of August after a year as a special education consultant and professional development facilitator. I decided to return for a variety of reasons, the most important being that I miss the energy I pick up from daily contact with students and the… Continue reading Motivation and change, values and passion: Making the connections
Image: photo of the St Lawrence River taken by me, available on flickr. mrsdurff introduced me to Class 2.0 in a recent comment on Understanding the Machine. I love the idea behind this site, and behind different workshops that places like LEARN in Quebec offer teachers. How do we negotiate the space between resources on… Continue reading Preparing the waters for change.
Image: Conversation by thehighschoolchick made available on flickr with a creative commons license. Lately I have been voraciously reading and learning from different edubloggers. I am seeing my passion for authentic learning for our kids (and myself!) reflected in their posts. Here are just a few of the posts that have turned my crank in… Continue reading Conversations in edublogging
Schools as professional learning communities: Collaborative activities and strategies for professional development by Sylvia M. Roberts and Eunice Z. Pruitt The notion of professional learning communities excites me. I am jazzed about how people learn, especially with how we learn in relationship and collaboration with others who share our passions. The idea of a small… Continue reading Professional Learning Communities