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Permission to Fail

10/31/2009 Leave a comment

How often do we give ourselves permission to fail at something?  What about our students?

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Taking IT to the Next Level…

10/18/2009 1 comment

While I haven’t quite worked out all of the details yet, THIS is what I want for my classroom:

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TED Talks with Sir Ken Robinson

09/21/2009 Leave a comment

This has been around for nearly 3 years, but I think it’s worth watching again.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • We all have a vested interest in education.
  • We are preparing our students today for a tomorrow that we can only begin to imagine.
  • Creativity, the process of having original ideas that have value,  is as important in education as literacy.
    • Our current education system strips children of their creativity.
    • We must encourage risk-taking – in our students and ourselves.
  • The entire structure of education is shifting, requiring us to rethink our views on intelligence.
    • Intelligence is diverse.
    • Intelligence is dynamic.
    • Intelligence is distinct.
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A Little Perspective

09/08/2009 1 comment
Obama Ed

Wordle Created with President's Obama's Speech to Schoolchildren

Somebody please explain to me why this is a controversial message?

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The Networked Student

08/22/2009 Leave a comment

Another video that reminds me of what I hope to do more of this school year:


08/04/2009 Leave a comment

With less than a week until the first day of school, it’s time to review the basics…to remind myself of my classroom goals.  The excellent video below is just a first step in that process:

Just a Thought…

06/21/2009 Leave a comment

Change Happens

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