Monthly Archives: September 2013

Day 19 (of 184) new paradigms

Day 19 (of 184) new paradigms This year I’ve been pushing the boundaries of how I’ve organized my lessons based on 3 key learning goals I’ve set for myself: Introducing technology to my learning community (an ongoing goal) Working on … Continue reading

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Day 18 (of 184) redefine possible

Day 18 (of 184) redefine possible I don’t know how anybody could meet Spencer West (@spencer2thewest) and not be inspired – his story about being confused when somebody called him disabled – as to him disabled would mean he was … Continue reading

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Day 17 (of 184) ePortfolios

Day 17 (of 184) ePortfolios After doing a lot of soul searching, I’ve decided to have my students start their eportfolios using PowerPoint. This feels very old school since I first had my students using this format for their student … Continue reading

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Day 16 (of 184) collaboratively personalizing education

Day 16 (of 184) collaboratively personalizing education. Sometimes that’s what the day comes down to – working as a team to make the experience of each individual of the learning community as good as it can be. I often see … Continue reading

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Day 15 (of 184) change – away from desks & desktops

Day 15 (of 184) change This weekend I read a great article talking about the ‘end of the iconic school desk’: http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2013/09/it-time-get-rid-desks-classroom It reminded me also why I’ve been on a campaign for nearly a decade to stop using desktops … Continue reading

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Day 14 (of 184) descriptive feedback: the good the bad the ugly

Day 14 (of 184) descriptive feedback The good, the bad, the ugly. That Clint Eastwood title still runs through my head when I talk, explain, and use descriptive feedback. The good – talking descriptive feedback with all members is the … Continue reading

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Day 13 (of 184) implement like a pirate

Day 13 (of 184) implement like a pirate Arrrgh. On international “talk like a pirate day” we stated the day with a pirate joke. We start every day with a joke – and a breathing break. Implementing this new announcement … Continue reading

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Day 12 (of 184) #geniushour – week 2

Day 12 (of 184) genius hour It’s interesting to see the emergence (and editing) of topics and approaches of the students as they learn about them and think about how to share their learning. The topic of dinosaurs has been … Continue reading

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Day 11 (of 184) texting helping with administrivia

Day 11 (of 184) love my cell I really appreciated my cell phone today. I was really stretched thin at times but found that the ability to text came in handy several times: – in the morning I got a … Continue reading

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Day 10 (of 184) self regulation professional development day

Day 10 (of 184) self regulation Anxiety is on the rise. Getting into ‘the zone’ of self-regulation is great. And when we are close to ‘the zone’we make healthier (long term) choices (walk exercise apple). The further away we are … Continue reading

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