4 Ideas to Consider for Online Learning – George Couros – Education Article

Not only have educators been inundated with information on COVID-19, but they have had to retool, refocus, and rethink completely how they are going to connect with and teach their students.  A lot is going on in our world right now, and my first instinct is that we need to slow down and focus on what is most important at this moment. My good friend Michelle Baldwin provides a critical perspective on the importance of hitting the “pause” button: I…

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What Happens When Students Own Their Learning – Education Article

Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their LearningBy John Spencer and AJ Juliani(IMPress, 2017 – Learn more) Reviewed by Laura Von Staden In this fun and easy-to-read book John Spencer and AJ Juliani guide us on a journey to move our students from compliance to empowerment. If you are one of those readers who usually skips the Foreword, don’t miss this one. This section is an in-depth start to the book – at 47 pages, it’s longer than any other…

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What does “better” mean to you and your students? – The Principal of Change – Education Article

I have been discussing innovation for probably the past ten years, and I agree with John here, 100%.  When people use the word “innovation” to describe something new (usually technology related) than it does become a buzzword.  This happens a lot in education where a term becomes “trendy” and is used without thought of what it means, which in turn makes the word a buzzword.  It is not saying that the word in itself is terrible, but it is in…

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eight book recommendations for teachers – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

It’s that time of year again! Summer is just around the corner and I’m planning my reading list for some self-paced PD in the sun. I also like helping other teachers with their professional reading so, as I do every year, I have prepared a list of eight recommendations. This list is comprised of five books that I have read and personally recommend, and three books that I will read over the summer that have been recommended by others. Of…

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