A prompt often posed at meetings or conference sessions to illuminate the power of collaboration:
"Think back on a time when you engaged within a group that resulted in success."
"What were the conditions?"
Let's be honest, in our professional efforts we often intimate that the collaborative experience is a "feel good" one.
I think half the time we're as much trying to convince others as ourselves.
We also try to sell discussion, negotiation,
I will be honest, when I began this COETAIL journey I really didn’t understand the whole community engagement piece. One of the first things I had to do was get a twitter account and post something?? Yikes! I was 45, and considered myself to be qui
You can teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case - an old teacher can be taught new technology!
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While I was watching Mimi Ito's video on new media practices, I started to take
Due a decline in student performance and lack of cohesiveness in our mathematics fact fluency instruction, my school has organized a way in which each grade level would provide opportunities for students to consistently practice their math fact stra
My own practice of technology integration has come a LONG way. As a millennial myself, I can remember getting our first ever family computer and first using AOL instant messenger in 7th grade. Technology has been a part of my life for almost as long
As an educator I'm always looking for ways I can shift the paradigm of my profession away from the traditional. Very often I frustrate myself by thinking too big, and by expecting administrators, colleagues and institutions to change and adapt quickl
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So much has been workshopped, blogged, tweeted and packaged in terms of helping educators everywhere come to terms with '21st Century Learning.' We
Kids are creative in so many ways and thanks to the internet the ability to share their creativity has spread dramatically! I was shocked to listen to the Scott McLeod’s TedX discussion about Martha from Scotland to learn that she was only 9 years
This is the question that is bugging me. This week’s focus of “empowering students” in their use of technology to make change is a simple idea that is hard to execute. Or that is what I thought at the start of writing this blog post.