#saskedchat July 16th

Our topic for the July 16th #saskedchat was Connecting students with the world. Participants shared strategies, ideas and resource links as they discussed the importance of connecting events in the world with students in the classroom. There were some great… Continue Reading

Houston, I think we have a (disengagement) problem

It takes a great deal of hard work and support for people to venture forth and try new things. In my last post I discussed my own experiences with rejection in light of the work done by Jia Jiang and… Continue Reading

No, We Don’t Want You

Rejection. It’s a hard to accept. According to Jia Jiang and his work on rejection,  it touches us deep inside and causes pain that is equivalent to being struck, like a slap in the face.  Most of us get the advice to… 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

8 Things Teachers Should Do This Summer

Photo Credit: think be inspired via Compfight cc It’s that time of year when people offer ideas and advice about what teachers should do over the summer months. Many of them involve reading educational books, taking in conferences, blogging and… 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

#saskedchat July 2, 2015

Our chat tonight focused on ways that teachers can change the world around them. It was about thinking of Big Ideas, of overcoming the things that are holding us back from taking steps and moving forward. The conversation was co-moderated… Continue Reading

#saskedchat – June 25th, 2015

  Our topic for the chat was Fieldtrips and learning outside the classroom. It was a great chat and there were great ideas, suggestions and resources included during the chat. Make sure you check out the archive.     [View… Continue Reading

Time to pick

Time Away I’ve been away from blogging and writing for a while now and, really,  it was only sporadic before that. I’ve been spending time reading and working through some ideas and thoughts about education and learning. I’ve attended a few #edcamps and helped… Continue Reading