The important thing is agency: I owned what I needed and sought the learning that would best fit my classroom.
I must continue my learning to stay current and helpful to those with whom I mentor, either in my community or online.
Friday, March 9th is the last day of the Reflective Writing Club of #CCCWrite from @ONE . The last prompt reflects on the journey we’ve all taken. As always, courses like this are flexible, so members participate as they can. Each week, as I read…
rays of life where our individual bursts create a wholeness that values us all
share strategies for unplugging
Unplug! Unplug? Today many are concerned with the amount of time spent plugged in, detached from the “real world.” Yet, so many of us connect for “real” reasons and with “real” people. So, how do we contain this thing, this “unplugging?”
New Word: Biutiful
“mistake that makes you grow as a person, and hopefully become a better one”
Reflections on our experiences build confidence for the next path in life’s journey.
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I learned to change shoes when needed, to step together with my students, listening to the beat of their traditions, ancient and modern.
“I am, because you are”
Blog Intros, Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, For Teachers, How To, Internet Safety, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Tech Tools
“It’s every teacher’s dream. Students are no longer writing for a grade or for their teacher. Instead, they are writing for their peers and generating their own topics. Can this really be possible?”
CCCWrite, For Teachers, Google Apps for Education, Pedagogy, Professional Development, Reflection, Tech Tools
For thirty-one years, I taught in a public, rural PK-8 elementary school. Past or present, first grade or eighth grade, my goal has always been for students to own and create their own learning. Together, we created the environment and…
a leading line: a line that leads your viewer through the photo to a focus.
Another week is almost gone for the Reflective Writing Club of #CCCWrite from @ONE. I’ve not read all the posts, but have learned so much from the sharing of our two prompts so far: Week 2: Discuss the role that attending conferences…
Conferences Pre-2009 The topic for #CCCWrite from @ONE is conferences. Discuss the role that attending conferences plays in your professional learning Reflect on one valuable conference experience you had and discuss why you found it valuable. Let us know what…
Twitter, Really webinar by the ONE team explained the ways and whys of a Twitter user — how tweeting, retweeting, following hashtags, and replying connect the user to others in a reciprocal relationship of connected learning. I’ve written about Twitter…
post using my iPhone
With a smart phone in hand, access is available for free lessons, communities, apps for art, and publication. That’s pretty awesome
In our reflections, we’ve grown to be fearless in sharing in order to build relationships, no matter the rainstorms around us — because there is value in our voices that will help us all learn.
I see in hashtags, replies, retweets, and URLs that this day I was working on information based on my mentoring work.