Day 16 (of 188) Sometimes it’s hard…

Day 16 (of 188) Sometimes it’s hard…

A day of some mixed thinking. Innovating/Shifting/??? with education is always tricky. Sometimes it’s hard to make ‘big changes’ – like a move from report cards to eportfolios. To  concepts like #geniushour and away from textbooks. Embracing anxiety and not just treating the behaviours.

Sometimes it’s hard – but then there are times when you get the surprise ‘pick me up’.

A tweet asking for some thinking around #geniushour leading to the realization that this ‘concept’ has a decade of work behind it.

A conversation at a hockey draft talking about eportfolios and extending the ‘good bye’ by a good 10 minutes talking about learning vs task completion.

A phone call from a parent worried about her son’s anxiety and a reinforced message that “he’s in a good place because we’re working on it together”.

Sometimes it’s the little things that really matter when education is making a shift and we realize that the next ten years won’t look much like the past ten years…and that’s a good thing, because it’s not that the past years were ‘bad’, it’s just that the future looks so good!

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About technolandy

Educator in BCs Sunny Shuswap Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback
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One Response to Day 16 (of 188) Sometimes it’s hard…

  1. Melissa Aldy says:

    I like that…the next ten years won’t look like the last ten years. In education I wish each teacher felt that way. Inspiring. Thanks!

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