Monthly Archives: October 2016

Day 39 (of 185) differentiating school rules

Day 39 (of 185) differentiating school rules Halloween is tough. We change up the normal routine of school.  We ask kids to dress up in different costumes.  We add sugar (or other extrinsic motivations – I prefer Halloween pencils) So … Continue reading

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Day 38 (of 185) thinking about place based learning via @perfinker & @Getting_Smart

Day 38 (of 185) thinking about place based learning via @perfinker & @Getting_Smart Earlier this year I was asked/challenged by @perfinker to give a think on a share by @Getting_Smart on place-based learning: http://gettingsmart.com/2016/10/guidelines-for-assessment-of-place-based-learning/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Getting_Smart&utm_content=Guidelines%20for%20Assessment%20of%20Place-Based%20Learning And the timing is great (to … Continue reading

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Day 37 (of 185) do you clap or snap at a jazz performance?

Day 37 (of 185) do you clap or snap at a jazz performance? “Let’s give the jazz combo another hand” is what we heard tonight. And I had to wonder: is that right? Is that appropriate? I thought we were … Continue reading

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Day 36 (of 185) our tech disruption hypocrisy (in classrooms)

Day 36 (of 185) our tech disruption hypocrisy (in classrooms)   I see it again and again…..kids distracting themselves while the teacher is trying to maintain their attention. Hidden in their laps. Snuck into desks to be pulled out whenever … Continue reading

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Day 35 (of 185) averages: learning vs game scores

Day 35 (of 185) averages: learning vs game scores One of my kids came home saying she needed to rewrite a test. There were more inferences than she expected. She doesn’t usually need to do rewrites but sometimes will just … Continue reading

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Day 34 (of 185) after a pro-d day….use it or lose it

Day 34 (of 185) after a pro-d day….use it or lose it     I had some neat conversations about the various opportunities that BC Educators had the opportunity to take part in on the third Friday in October (a … Continue reading

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Day 33 (of 185) thoughts from @cuebc #cuebc pro-d event

Day 33 (of 185) thoughts from @cuebc #cuebc pro-d event I’ll admit I always get nervous when someone comes up and says “I’m looking forward to your session”….but there is always such a positive energy at events like the annual … Continue reading

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