Monthly Archives: September 2012

Brainwriting…collaborative brainstorming enhanced by Google Docs

Do the same members of the learning team contribute at every meeting, brainstorming session, and discussion?  Do we ever hear from everyone?  How do we offer others the opportunity to have their voices and ideas heard? In Synergy and our … Continue reading

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In an “I can …” culture: Embracing “What if” and “Yet

My previous post, Spreading an “I can …” culture: Aware, Enable, Empower, has generated genuinely great questions. What if they can’t, Jill? Really, what if they can’t say “I can…” at the end of the unit? Math is so easy, Jill.  Can we … Continue reading

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Spreading an “I can …” culture: Aware, Enable, Empower

While serving as a member of the Algebra I team at Westminster, I collaborated with colleagues to communicate essential learning targets to our community.  An example is shown below. Graphing Linear Functions: Unit Two Essential Learnings – Algebra I By the … Continue reading

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Water instead of Soda #PBLidea #AskDon’tTell

Is there PBL potential and academic content in this commercial from Nestlé? By replacing one sugared beverage a day with [a bottle of water], you can cut 50,000 calories a year from [your] diet. The fine print in the ad says … Continue reading

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