Tag Archives: Learning

The Process of Learning

What does it mean to educate someone?  What is “an education?”  How do we define an educated person? Traditionally, education has revolved around specific content knowledge.  We began school to learn things, went on to high school to learn more things, graduated and moved to college in order to learn more things.  This model worked […]

Consciously Learning

Every professional development opportunity leaves me with a blend of the same emotions: excited, inspired, and overwhelmed (with a little bit of frustration added in). A bad experience will be heavy on the frustration and low on inspiration, while a good one will leave me excited about new possibilities. ETC 2011 was a GREAT conference. […]

“Out There” is Right Here

We, and our students, spend an inordinate amount of time looking at screens.  Whether it’s an iPad or a television, a laptop or a DS, our interaction with the world takes place, increasingly, within the boundaries of an LCD rectangle.  We are unbalanced, suffering from what Geoff Green calls “NDD: Nature Deficit Disorder.”  The technological […]

When Things Click

I’ve heard that teachers make the worst students.  This may be true.  We are constantly reminding our charges to walk quietly in the hallway, to pay attention when a speaker has the floor, that they need to raise their hands, and that their “covert” whispering really is apparent to everyone in the room.  When teachers […]