Monthly Archives: February 2012

Encienda-lite or Ignite-lite talks for learners

One of the essential learning gears of Synergy is Communication and Collaboration.  The three rays of light for this gear are I can communicate in writing, graphics, and conversation. I can collaborate for sustainable enhancement. I can plan and present … Continue reading

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How to be a boring, bad writer…and other ideas

I hadn’t thought about it this way: So, if you want to be a boring, bad writer: Never ever learn new words. Be afraid to say interesting things. Read as little as possible. Always play on your laptops. Never touch … Continue reading

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Feedback & Learning from “What do you know about your current digital footprint?” lesson

On February 12, I posted What do you know about your digital footprint? to overview one lesson for our community on establishing and maintaining a positive digital footprint.  I had the privilege of participating in the lesson several way and multiple … Continue reading

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PLCs, Westminster JH, Randolph, and Learning Together

On Friday, February 17, Jill Gough and Bo Adams worked with The Randolph School faculty to share the story of PLC (Professional Learning Community) development at The Westminster Schools’ Junior High, as well as to facilitate a small piece of … Continue reading

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FAAR – No longer a single story…

From Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story “It is impossible to talk about the single story without talking about power.”   “Power is the ability not just to tell the story of another person, but to make it the … Continue reading

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Graph Interpretation – Social Media Infographic

Looking for graphs to interpret? Interested in integrated studies and creativity?  Try infographics.  Create, teach, explore. Source: The Growth of Social Media: An Infographic

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Growing learners who serve and lead…bright spot thinking

At Westminster we grow lifelong learners who serve and lead in a changing world. ~Learning for Life vision statement When do students have to opportunity to serve and lead?  When do we actively provide opportunities for our students to genuinely … Continue reading

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Looking for elephants in the room

What is the elephant in the room? Is everyone’s elephant the same?  Have I met your elephant? It is easy to miss what you aren’t looking for. Can I be aware of the elephant of others if I don’t know where … Continue reading

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Be the world to someone…Save the shoes…

Connecting dots: Watch… Connect to… Mark Bezos: Don’t wait…If you have something to give, give it now…Every day offers us an opportunity to affect [a life]…Get in the game…Save the shoes… I am here by Peter Reynolds: To the world … Continue reading

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Want to learn with your students? Read and comment on their blogs!

In Synergy, we are working to establish the habit of writing about our work, thinking, and learning.  Once a week, we ask our learners to blog to communicate with others in our team about their questions, ideas, and activities. I … Continue reading

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