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

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

#saskedchat – Feb 19, 2015

Topic – Professionalism – teacher well being We had a great chat tonight with a number of new participants. Our focus was to discuss well being and ways that we, as professionals, can support ourselves and each other to be… Continue Reading

Untethering Imagination

Photo Credit: determinatum via Compfight cc This week I’ve been thinking a lot about creativity, imagination, and creative thinking. Part of the reason is that I’m working through the exercises in Claudia Azula Altucher’s Become an Idea Machine – and Todd Henry’s Accidental Creative trying to exercise my… Continue Reading

#saskedchat – Feb 5th, 2015

What an awesome chat last night! Our topic was teaching with Essential Questions and what a chat it was! There were some great discussions, most of which flew by as the participants were engaged and eagerly sharing! I gave tchat.io a… Continue Reading

A Moment, Planned, of Sharing

Photo Credit: papernstitch via Compfight cc There seems to be a theme of late about skills for future success and how people organize themselves. Our own #saskedchat blogging challenge, which you can join and participate at any time, began with the question The topic for this week is Organization/Productivity… Continue Reading

#saskedchat January 29, 2015

What a great chat tonight! We used scramblr to decide what topic to discuss. After posting the link to the site, participants suggested topics or gave their support to a topic on the board.   For a first attempt things went… 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