Category Archives: Learning

Observation of Practice – Learning Together

What if we lend another our perspective? What if we focus on what is happening in classrooms in purposeful and focused ways? What if we model and embrace formative assessment of our practice? What if we add additional feedback loops … Continue reading

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SMP7: Look For and Make Use of Structure #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can look for and make use of structure. (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7) But…What if I think I can’t? What if I have no idea what “structure” means in the context … Continue reading

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#BrightSpot Ethnography and #Buoyancy using Twitter – Learning Together

To pursue bright spots is to ask the question “What’s working, and how can we do more of it?” Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet, in the real world, this obvious question is almost never asked. (p. 45, Heath and Heath) …“buoyancy”— … Continue reading

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Visual: SMP-1 Make sense of problems and persevere #LL2LU

What if we display learning progressions in our learning space to show a pathway for learners? After Jennifer Wilson (Easing the Hurry Syndrome) and I published SMP-1: Make sense of problems and persevere #LL2LU, I wondered how we might display … Continue reading

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Summer Reading 2014 debrief: learner choice and voice (part 1)

We know student-learners need and deserve differentiated learning opportunities.  Don’t all learners?  How do we model learner choice? As a team of 150 learners charged with a responsibility of developing and maintaining a learning community for ourselves and the 650 children … Continue reading

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#LL2LU Fractions – we are smarter than me & modeling C’s – #MPVschool & #TrinityLearns

A new definition of strength: Can we learn together? What if we collaborate, ask for feedback, and lean in to leverage expertise and perspective of others? If we truly believe in communication, collaboration, and the other C’s, how are we … Continue reading

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#NCSM14 Art of Questioning: Leading Learners to Level Up #LL2LU

What if we empower and embolden our learners to ask the questions they need to ask by improving the way we communicate and assess? Great teachers lead us just far enough down a path so we can challenge for ourselves. … Continue reading

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