The Human Side of School

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… Continue Reading

Using SM in the classroom – #saskedchat Sept.17

 We had another great #saskedchat. Our topic was Using Social Media in the classroom. Participants shared a number of great ideas for using Social Media in the classroom. Twitter was a common SM tool used by teachers for a variety of… Continue Reading

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

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

#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

#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

.#CanWestchat – June 20th, 2015

#CanWestchat Trends It was another great #CanWestchat. Today we were discussing Ways to Engage all Learners. The chat brings together participants and moderators from #mbedchat, #saskedchat & #abedchat. This morning we were reminded how even when we think we have… Continue Reading