Often there is a false assumption that 1) play is not important for learning, and 2) play is for younger children. So, including high school students in learning-thru-play enriches teaching-learning process to a new level
Our topic this week is Supporting. Tribe, a post by Jana Scott Lindsay, has me pondering how do we support ourselves and, just as importantly, be part of a support system for others.
Student Engagement – As we live in the midst, it is struggling with such questions that help us to make sense of the noise.
How do we approach doing something new? Do we often see doors being closed? What is our attitude?
Is the focus on deficits or on strengths? Identify and help others to grow their strengths.
Change and innovation requires a leap. How are you leaping and encouraging others to leap?
Our topic for the November 12th, 2015 chat was Moving from Teacher Competition to Collaboration. The participants were eager to explore this topic and had great insights into the reasons why competition sometimes masquerades as collaboration and how, at times, cooperation can be substituted for collaboration. Both Competition and Cooperation allow school staffs to get…
A Show Case of Learning As a teacher, I began having students create portfolios as a way to show what they were doing in class. The first portfolios were Show Case portfolios in which students would included their best work. Each student would select a number of assignments which they thought demonstrated their best work…
In a recent Switch and Shift article How Technology is Challenging the Human Side of Business, Pam Ross discusses her role in helping leaders bridge the technology/human relationship gap. The thing is, technology impacts our workplaces and our culture like never before. To the same degree, it also provides ways to better connect, communicate and…
We devote time to what is important but who gets to decide what is important in a person’s life?