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“Do we want to measure skill as precisely as possible, or do we just want to feel alive?”
The question above
I think even the most extroverted of us still needs the occasional space and time–sometimes I worry we have pigeonholed learners as being one or the other, when a blend seems more realistic. Yes to that question about subtraction. I think Chip Heath wrote about this in one of his books when he spoke about ‘To Don’t Lists.’ Hopefully I’m…[Read more]
Thank you for your comment–you are right, the protocols and support are incredibly important. I think of it as conversation curation–and increasingly I feel that is a skill we all need to flex as educators.
Your comment makes me think a better name for this challenge might have been ‘Get Caught Thinking.’ It does take a certain…[Read more]
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What can nine post-it notes do for your next post?
I think of this space as a sandbox for thinking. Blogs can be a place to
I think what you write her resonates with me because it underscores something I’ve been feeling for a long time: we need to stop looking for one singular silver bullet. Much in the way someone like you would not use just ONE type of exercise for crossfit, we can’t apply just one technique to our classrooms. It is about the choice,…[Read more]
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A little Quiet is quintessential for schools
Schools are remarkably social places. Conversations are the lifeblood of a
Excellent, thanks Geoffrey–would love to hear more about what your process is like.
meet our Spacebusters…
A few weeks ago, the amazing Maija Ruokanen visited our school. Here’s a recap of what she had to say.
Very kind of you–if you thought this was inspiration, book a few days with Maija in person (or via Skype/Google Hangout) she is a walking treasure trove of ideas. I was really amazed at her ability to speak to a group of teacher designers who are in very different roles, and are at different places when it comes to spaces.
how do you want students to feel when they enter your learning space?
That was one of the provocations Maija Ruokanen asked our Learning Spaces committee at UWCSEA East today.
Congratulations on the upcoming workshop at L2–you will rock it.
It is so impressive to see what you have done for ISZL in such a short time.
Getting portfolios is no easy task–but you have paved the pathway for so many others.
Really fantastic work, I’m sure it is much appreciated.
I’m sure you and Kim House and Sonya…[Read more]
You may already have met.
She’s given this phenomenal #Learning2 talk as well as this one (a really really relevant watch for this time of the year)
Great–I’m so happy to hear that. I really appreciate the feedback and the examples. Good luck with your grade 5’s!
Brand new to visual Note-taking? Here are five resources to help you get started:
What role can portfolios play in a chemistry classroom?
The author of the amazing CHEMJUNGLE Youtube channel is just three floors away from me at an amazing school we share. I finally got to catch up with her
What is the potential for portfolios in a geographer’s world?
Let’s look at samples of Geographers preserving, curating and collecting insight in their virtual worlds:
1. Jeremy Crampton University of
Thanks for your support and resource suggestion.
We opened the club up to any staff member who could commit to reading three books (1 now, and 2 over summer) and would give up two evenings to podcast thoughts as a group, and to optionally use their own blog/portfolios to share thoughts.
Currently we have 18 people signed up.…[Read more]
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