Creating Our Own Connections for Learning – George Couros – Education Article

You can listen to the full podcast discussing the post below on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Spotify, or watch it on YouTube.      I read a comment on a feedback form that said something like, “These are great ideas, but how do they apply to teaching math?”  Every educator, including myself, wants ideas and examples directly to the work that they do.  This is human nature.   But on the other hand, one of the things that I have always focused…

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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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Learning to Learn Beyond the Test – The Principal of Change – Education Article

My good friend Katie Martin, author of “Learner-Centered Innovation,” and I were having a conversation about the importance of focusing on going beyond “test scores” in education and focusing on providing powerful learning opportunities for students.  Standardized tests are a reality of most education systems, and I am not sure they are going away any time soon.  I am not against “tests,” as I have seen educators use them to provide useful feedback to lead to the growth of students,…

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Looking Inward to Move Onward – Education Article

From Katie Martin in “Learner-Centred Innovation“: Just think how you might begin to make the changes and the impact you desire in school if instead of statements like, “If they would have, . . .” you started asking, “How might I…?” This is what is referred to by psychologists as the locus of control or the extent to which people believe they have power to influence events in their lives. A person with an internal locus of control believes that…

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Beyond Finding Information – The Principal of Change – Education Article

This is a short and funny video to help discussion on the type of learning we are seeing in our world today: What I stress about the video is that it is less about finding information and more about what you do with it. But, what a lot of people argue is that you can’t google everything and it is essential that we develop our knowledge, in which I 100% agree. The idea that technology gets rid of the “basics”…

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