Do You Love Learning?

Do you love to learn? Try new things? Explore new ideas? Read books/ebooks about a variety of topics? Search Youtube for different topics? Search the net to learn about something you are doing? Tried a MOOC (Massive Online Open Class)?… Continue Reading

But I Can’t “Just Do It”!

How many times have you heard this? It’s sounds so simple – Just Do It! Change is happening all over the place. In fact, so many of us jump into change that is rather life altering — marriage, children, new jobs…. pretty… Continue Reading

How do you connect to the world?

Current World Events That was a title on a board that has been in a few rooms when I’ve taught Social Studies. The idea is that students need to connect with what is happening in the world. Sounds simple. Not really.… Continue Reading

Talk about the Learning….not the grading

Toss the grades. Get rid of grades. Learners don’t need grades. Throw out grades. Over the past few weeks these statements have flittered across my twitter feed. Many teachers I know are shifting and changing how assessment is done in… Continue Reading

I Was Tired too…

I walked into our house the other day to a small ruckus. Seems that there was an undetermined issue causing three of our boys some problems. As a father of 8 children, this isn’t necessarily unusual. Neither was hearing these… Continue Reading

What’s “IT” about?

That smiling little girl above is my 4th daughter. At the time of this picture she had just begun to speak words that people could understand. For most of her life she has worked to overcome a severe speech impediment… Continue Reading

It’s about being Curious

Ever watch a small child with something they have picked up? How they study it and become fascinated by what they are looking at? Or how they will watch insects just crawl around? If you’ve done this, then you know… Continue Reading

EC&I 831 – Final Summary Reflection

Photo Credit: sdobie via Compfight cc The final summary for EC&I831 was a great way to spend some time to reflect on the learning from the past few months and then look forward just a bit. In the Rearview Mirror… Continue Reading

Drinking from the Fire Hydrant

Photo Credit: Several seconds via Compfight cc Tonight was another great night during #eci831. Michael Wacker visited the class and did a phenomenal job of showing the various things that have changed or are available with google apps for education.… Continue Reading

Why Blog?

Photo Credit: Kristina B via Compfight cc Why Blog? As you will notice, blogging has been a process that has swung back and forth between very active and almost non-existent. This usually has to do with how busy I am… Continue Reading