• Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    A great and vibrant language

    getting the message across "Mir hunn eng flott a lieweg Sprooch a mir kënnen zu Recht houfreg drop sinn" "We have a great and vibrant language and we can rightly be proud" (Claude Meisch, Luxembourg's education minister on schreiwen.lu and th
  • Profile photo of Laura Evans

    Laura Evans wrote a tagged post :

    Eduro Learning: Coaching as Leadership

    I know pretty much straight away who at my school would be a good candidate for me to coach during the next few weeks (and beyond). I chose a new member of our Year 3 team Sara. She is new to teaching PYP and since joining our school in September has
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    VLOG!

    TRANSCRIPT
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    Every Picture Tells a Story

    [caption id="attachment_118" align="alignright" width="272"] Logo created by SW on flaming text[/caption] "We need to understand the importance of graphics, music, and cinema, which are just as powerful and in some ways more deeply intertwined with
  • Profile photo of Neil Willis

    Neil Willis wrote a tagged post :

    My Mission Statement!

    [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="278"] Photo credit: Planet Minecraft[/caption]   Firstly, I would like to apologize to one and all for this rant; and it is most definitely ‘a rant’. The crux of my rant will centre on this dri
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    5 must-use social media for 21st century students

    You clicked! Are you also tempted by list blogposts and then find the content disappointing? There is a list at the end of this post, however. When I asked my colleague Dave's class of 13 year-olds here in Northern Europe how many of them were r
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    Explain it to me like I was thirteen

    [caption id="attachment_99" align="alignright" width="378"] We are not amused: Licensed under Creative Commons by Carl Lender on wikimedia[/caption] Two days ago I watched the film 'Queen Live at the Hammersmith Odeon' from 1975. It took me back t
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    What we mean when we talk about privacy

    Have you seen this video? It demonstrates how far we have come in a short time, that these people receiving week-old news remind us of Rip van Winkle. So we bemoan our loss of privacy. We expect Facebook to allow us to join its network for
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    Digital contrails

    [caption id="attachment_78" align="alignright" width="447"] SW: freely modified from Pixabay images[/caption] Last week I overheard a conversation between some students. They were discussing one of my colleagues. A student had found his Facebook p
  • Profile photo of Joanna Vanot

    Joanna Vanot wrote a tagged post :

    Making Connections: Technology's New Role

    John Locke believed that we all come into the world as a tabula rasa, a blank slate. We are neutral, neither good nor evil, and the type of personality and nature we develop is ultimately due to the environment we grow up in. In the continual Nature
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    Plain sailing hits the buffers

    [caption id="attachment_70" align="alignright" width="300"] Image: dreamstime.com[/caption] Everything was going smoothly. I was enjoying taking part in CoETaIL; my ideas about education were being gratifyingly confirmed (like a lot of memorable P
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    Way of the SAMR eye

    Steve talks to himself... - So how did the lessons go, Steve? - Which ones? - You know what I mean. You’ve been procrastinating. - I don’t call it procrastination when I’m busy with other things. - I’ll just let that excuse
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    Survival of the Twittest

    https://twitter.com/steveweatherell/status/782484974352080897 When talking about Twitter, there's only just enough vocabulary to write a nonsensical haiku. Knowing the lingo can get you on the first rung of the ladder. Yet not everyone gets i
  • Profile photo of Steve Weatherell

    Steve Weatherell wrote a tagged post :

    The day I learned...

    [caption id="attachment_33" align="alignright" width="321"] An example of an analogue medium[/caption] One of my most memorable learning experiences happened during the year I worked as a journalist on a radical newspaper. I had reported in a fe
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    L'eggo my Ego

    Sometimes the best laid plans just don't work out. Sometimes, when you really want to tell someone to quit complaining and just do what you need to do, you really need to just sit still and listen.  Sometimes, when you only get to ask two of your t
  • Profile photo of Patrick Holt

    Patrick Holt wrote a tagged post :

    Teacher no more: I am a lead learner

    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
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    A Post From the Bleachers

    This week my post comes from the bleachers as I'm on my weekly lunch duty assignment. [caption id="attachment_411" align="alignleft" width="197"] Out to Play[/caption] One of the things I love about our middle school is the freedom the students
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    Priorities, Plants & Plinko days

    Here we are on another Friday afternoon. I've taken care of an apple for my afternoon snack and I'm ready to reflect. I'm finding my most difficult challenge to be the part of the job that I also like the most.  The constant change of attention
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    Getting in the Flow or "The Slow Clap"

    My first full week of the school year is complete. So far, I absolutely love what I do.  It is completely different everyday, full of puzzles, people and practice.  I'm dedicated to looking at this with the beginner's mind as I go through each da
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    Its Been One Week

    I made a goal for myself to write a bit this year about my work, so here it goes. I'm happy to say that, at least from my perspective, our first week at LCS was a fantastic success.  There were bugs, lots of them, with our LMS and scheduling, but
  • Profile photo of Tricia Friedman

    Tricia Friedman wrote a tagged post :

    Set the bar.

    When I was in my early 20's (nothing makes you feel older than a phrase like that), I paid my bills by bartending.  I didn't realize it at the time, but I had so much to learn about teaching from mixing martinis and recommending bottles of wines. I
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    Tranisition

    Another year in the books. I've now got thirteen years of teaching under my belt and it feels good. It seems like so long ago that I sat in the office of Jackson Middle School on a snow day to interview for my first teaching job. Little did I know as
  • Profile photo of Lindsey Kundel

    Lindsey Kundel wrote a tagged post :

    Headlines & Deadlines: the Game!

    For my Course 4 final project (and, eventually, the Course 5 culminating project), I hope to work on redesigning the journalism program at TAS. I am in a unique position for this project because, as the only journalism teacher at TAS, I have almost c
  • Profile photo of JULIAN

    JULIAN wrote a tagged post :

    Healthy Living: a DIY job

    This past week I've been researching wearable heart rate monitor devices that are waterproof, track time in various heart rate zones, and do not need a chest strap. Why? Because this is where Physical education at middle and high school levels need t
  • Profile photo of Greg Jardin

    Greg Jardin wrote a tagged post :

    The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Oculus Rifts

    [caption id="attachment_391" align="alignright" width="300"] flickr photo by Sergey Galyonkin https://flickr.com/photos/sergesegal/9084799176 shared under a Creative Commons (BY-SA) license[/caption] When contemplating the future of education, im
  • Profile photo of Laura Evans

    Laura Evans wrote a tagged post :

    Diving into Deskless...well, sort of

    Apologies if this post goes off on a tangent a bit but I was really drawn to one particular area of the future of education and that's classroom design. When I read the post, The Classroom is Obsolete: Its Time for Something New it got me thinking
  • Profile photo of Megan Highfill

    Megan Highfill wrote a tagged post :

    Evolution, Revolution, and Trends

    My mentor, a 30-year-veteran Librarian from Kansas, talks about teaching trends with annoyance and an eye-roll. "Every 10 or 15 years, a trend comes back, labeled as something else, and we're expected to try it again, even though it didn't work the f
  • Profile photo of JULIAN

    JULIAN wrote a tagged post :

    PE-based learning: The perfect combination

    In my previous post I discussed the importance of learning process over content knowledge. It seems that whether it be project-based, challenge-based, or problem-based learning models, all three attempt to achieve the same goal: to provide students w
  • Profile photo of JULIAN

    JULIAN wrote a tagged post :

    Who's down with T.P.P.?

    I came to a realization after reading the article on TPACK framework: that the framework may be just be outdated and obsolete. Throughout this course we have been discussing and addressing the idea that content itself is not as important as "acces
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    Light Up The Sky

    And so it would seem that we have come full circle.  My very first post for COETAIL described the Long Strange Trip to my PLN.  Now that we are coming to the end, its time to revisit this magical group of people who qualify me as a connected educat
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Its always a challenge to work on a project that relies on creating a project with others that will be completed by someone else who has to ask another group for their participation in order to complete the project.  Huh? It creates a bit of a ta
  • Profile photo of Ryan Harwood

    Ryan Harwood wrote a tagged post :

    Turn, Turn, Turn

    Life is a process of change. Without change, life is impossible.  Once you accept that with joy, there is no fear. - Thich Nhat Hanh I came across this quote in the past couple of weeks and as I was planning today, it popped back into my head.  If