Category Archives: Learning

#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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@HughHerr’s TED talk on new bionics celebrates humanity and shows need for mashup of STEM and Design Thinking

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance is a must watch for all. How are we intentionally creating opportunities for learners to engage in human-centered problem-solving, integrating studies, and teaming with others?

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thinkering and applying – #MakerEd #LearnAndShare

On February 26, I participated in a workshop with Lindsey Own, Vinnie Vrotny, Jaymes Dec, and Andrew Carle on Maker Education.  It was AWESOME! (You can read a summary of the details of the workshop on Lindsey’s blog post, #MakerEd at #NAISac14!) I applaud their plan, pedagogy, … Continue reading

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Goals and Self-Assessment – Reflecting on My Learning as of February 9, 2014

I submitted a goal on April 8 which I updated on September 3, October 3, and November 10, 2013.   Have I made progress on my goal through the action steps?  What will I learn if I review my intentions and collect … Continue reading

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Success accelerants and stamps of positive success

I love having GPS access in my car.  I often need help to arrive at my destination.  She gives me in the moment directions and helps me feel confident that I can get to where I need to be.  I … Continue reading

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Positivity challenge: experiment, practice, observe, take note

What if we experiment with influence of positivity? What if feedback to learners identifies details of strengths exhibited as well as areas for growth in a 3:1 ratio?  How might we enhance motivation and productivity? How might we influence opportunities … Continue reading

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Positivity ratio – productivity, motivation, flourish

Even the smallest shots of positivity can give someone a serious competitive edge. (Achor, 48 pag.) Tis the season…Either exams were just completed or the prep for them is beginning. I wonder how we might employ the positivity ratio in … Continue reading

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Job-embedded PD: Observation of Practice – Focus on Learning

What if we add additional feedback loops in our culture? How and when do adults in our schools receive formative feedback? If I have a question about my practice, how do I and from whom do I seek feedback? If, … Continue reading

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Goals and Self-Assessment – Reflecting on My Learning as of November 10, 2013

I submitted a goal on April 8 which I updated on September 3, 2013 and reviewed on October 3, 2013. Another month has gone by. Have I made progress on my goal through the action steps?  If I take the time to … Continue reading

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E. B. White Book Club evaluation (Round 1) – #LL2LU

How do learners know if they are on the right track? Are the targets clear? Do we offer enough opportunities for formative self-assessment? What if we offer learners the opportunity to self-assess, peer-assess, and ask questions to calibrate their understanding … Continue reading

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