Tag Archives: learning

Who’s The Teacher?

Last week, I decided to bring my guitar to class.  I had hoped to share what I was learning with my students, but the demonstration developed into something much richer than I had expected. Our class teaching our art teacher … Continue reading

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Teaching and Growing

Each semester (or year, if you’re an elementary teacher) is a fresh start, a new life.  You have new students, new personalities, and new dynamics.  There is so much to learn, and it’s all so exciting!  Wonderful young minds come … Continue reading

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Making Thinking Visible, Part 1

Last week, my Principal introduced the staff to Making Thinking Visible, a book by Ron Ritchhart, Mark Church and Karin Morrison.  I’ve only just finished the first chapter, but wanted to share my thoughts bit by bit to help keep things … Continue reading

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A Thank-You Note to Skype

Dear Skype, You have created an amazing resource to help students and teachers connect with other people across the globe.  Whether I was hoping to connect classrooms to collaborate, or I wanted students to chat with a guest speaker, Skype … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

It seemed like any ordinary afternoon… …until I had the chance to chat with Sir Ken Robinson! Ok, so although I’m absolutely thrilled to have had the chance to toss ideas around with one of the coolest educational gurus of our time, I … Continue reading

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Sticking Your Neck Out

cc licensed (by) flickr photo by DucDigital Were you the kid in class who enjoyed the lessons your teacher taught, eagerly raising your hand to participate, or were you one of the cooler kids who sat in the back row?  I really … Continue reading

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Working Together

There are few things that are better than working with people whose goals complement your own.  I am fortunate enough to be working with a principal who is a constant source of encouragement while I travel down a new road … Continue reading

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