Monthly Archives: February 2015

Day 111 (of 188) unexpected visitor….?

Day 111 (of 188) unexpected visitor….? I decided to pay some unexpected visits to some (not all!) of my #pln while I was driving to a noon meeting on the coast. The “surprise” nature was mindful because a) winter roads … Continue reading

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Day 110 (of 188) a slap of reality with my sons General Anxiety

Day 110 (of 188) a slap of reality with my sons General Anxiety First – my son has had a couple of really good weeks. In-the-classroom-and-doing-work kinda good. Not perfect – there is still very tough times with transitions (especially … Continue reading

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Day 109 (of 188) the best words I’ve heard -thinking of @bethhill2829

Day 109 (of 188) the best words I’ve heard -thinking of @bethhill2829 Arkansas principal @bethhill2829 raised the idea of ‘the most dangerous phrase in education’ in a recent blog: http://celeadlearner.blogspot.ca/2015/02/the-most-dangerous-phrase-in-education.html?m=1 But recently I heard a powerful phrase around our lunch/staff … Continue reading

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Day 108 (of 188) Engagement vs “Just on task” inspired by @justintarte

Day 108 (of 188) Engagement vs “Just on task” inspired by @justintarte I have been chatting a lot about Learning vs Task Completion – aka “the game of school”. Today a picture tweeted by Dr Justin Tarte anchored it nicely: … Continue reading

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Bonus Blog on Math & memorizing times tables – hurt or help? “Borrowed” from @mathletepearce

Memorizing times tables? More to math than that! http://tapintoteenminds.com/2014/04/13/memorizing-multiplication-tables-hurt-help/

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Bonus Blog on Learning Commons “borrowed” from @chrkennedy

http://cultureofyes.ca/2015/02/12/the-learning-commons-mindset/ As a once-and-always teacher librarian I am loving the evolution of libraries!

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Bonus blog on BYOD “borrowed” from @daisydyerduerr

https://twitter.com/daisydyerduerr/status/566773382813741056 Great blog on technologization! Tech infusing learning!!

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