It’s always great to go back to the science of learning to underpin everything we do as educators. A fascination for how people learn led me to an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and this has served me so well as a prerequisite to teaching, but I realize that many other educators may not have had…Read More
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Automated Ordering Comes to McDonalds
We hear lots about the outsourcing of jobs to computers and last week I walked right into it at a McDonald’s restaurant.Read More
Art Miles Japan — Our successful completion!
BIG congratulations to the Grade 6s and Mme Caudarella from École Edward Johnson who participated in a Global Project called Art Miles Japan this year. It is coordinated through the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN.org) and is a fabulous way for students to have a global learning experience. A teacher is matched with a…Read More
Seriously Folks, Can We Just Get On With It?
Most days, I’m really upbeat. I go into schools, I give workshops, I help kids and teachers, and at the end of the day I feel that I’ve been successful in helping someone shift their practice and perhaps try some new things that will ultimately give students a wider variety of learning experiences. Most of…Read More
Heartfelt Thanks to the ECOO 2011 Community!
This post will also appear on the ECOO Website for a little while, but I couldn’t resist starting with my blog – it just seems like the right place! 🙂 To ECOO Volunteers, Participants, Presenters and Exhibitors – THANK YOU! Wow! What a great few days of learning we’ve just had in Ontario at the…Read More
There’s No ‘I’ In Coach
I’m a few months into the realm of connected coaching with the PLP Network! We are officially doing a little bit of real-life coaching in starting to get to know our groups, but we are also enjoying the continued discussion and practice of our new skills in the online Ning space. It’s been a real…Read More
Professional Learning, Teacher Librarians, and the 21st Century!
This past week was a wonderful celebration of the work of over half (about 31) of our elementary teacher librarians who gathered to share the projects they’ve been working on since the fall. I was lucky to be able to work with Michelle Campbell and Bill MacKenzie , who led Year One of this great…Read More
Top 5 Technology Trends You Should Try
This week I’m visiting a K-6 staff to share my thoughts about the top 5 things teachers might like to try to enhance the technology they use in their classroom. I didn’t want this to be a walk-through of how-to-use a sampling of ‘tools’ so I’m trying to go with in the ‘big picture’ in…Read More