Monthly Archives: January 2018

Day 92 (of 186) stupid brain 🧠 @Bell_LetsTalk @sicknotweak #mentalhealthawareness #BellLetsTalkDay

Day 92 (of 186) stupid brain 🧠 @Bell_LetsTalk @sicknotweak #mentalhealthawareness #BellLetsTalkDay The brain. Such an important organ yet it can be as cruel as it is beautiful. Sometimes it feels stupid how the brain makes us feel. But first: it’s … Continue reading

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Day 91 (of 186) my son started term 2 with a plan….even after a false start!

Day 91 (of 186) my son started term 2 with a plan….even after a false start!   It’s not a secret that my son and “traditional school” haven’t gotten along too well – being told a school has “tried everything” … Continue reading

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Day 90 (of 183) National Puzzle Day

Day 90 (of 183) National Puzzle Day I called today’s theme: a day of maths – but it really focused around national puzzle day I like puzzles – from rebus to jigsaw to …. well anything that makes your brain … Continue reading

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Day 89 (of 186) board – not bored – games

Day 89 (of 186) board – not bored – games Our latest design thinking activity: building a board game. And using the principles of SOLEs – self organized learning environments. Which meant students set size and complexity of groups. The … Continue reading

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Day 88 (of 186) the “ @Apple ad” controversy of “what’s a computer”

Day 88 (of 186) the “Apple ad” controversy of “what’s a computer” Saw my twitter timeline and laughed. Perhaps, once again Apple gets to take some heat for being ahead of the curve? Because I like the commercial. It connected … Continue reading

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Day 87 (of 186) giving grades…..giving consequences…. tying the two together thanks to a share by @pernilleripp

Day 87 (of 186) giving grades…..giving consequences…. tying the two together thanks to a share by @pernilleripp Talked with a student about an assignment and assessment. She shared how her class is using a 1-4 system connected to descriptors…but….(and here … Continue reading

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Day 86 (of 186) the secret weapon of efolios…..

Day 86 (of 186) the secret weapon of efolios….. Not even gonna bury the lead: student/parent/teacher interviews are so powerful when connected to efolios. And we just had our first (for this district) coordinated (for early dismissals at multiple schools … Continue reading

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Day 85 (of 186) comics to classics – reinspired by a chat with @theweirdteacher and @ExcaliburPDX

Day 85 (of 186) comics to classics – reinspired by a chat with @theweirdteacher and @ExcaliburPDX An abridged version of a report I did for a literature course back in my university days when I was promoting Comics as a … Continue reading

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Day 84 (of 186) communication – value in handwritten (but not necessary cursive) communication

Day 84 (of 186) communication – value in handwritten (but not necessary cursive) communication So….a colleague came up and thanked me for the card I gave her for Christmas – specifically for taking the time to put something in pronto … Continue reading

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Day 83 (of 186) where to get ideas?

Day 83 (of 186) where to get ideas?   I like to tease that I have a special book at home that was handed down to me and has a bunch of great ideas. But really I have a notes … Continue reading

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