Pedagogy

Pedagogy

Relationships come first, followed by student choice and voice. Almost from day one of my teaching, those two things were important for my students to choose to learn.

Blogging With Students

“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?”

Purpose, Content, Agency

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…

#CCCTwitterReally

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…

BlogAMonth Lessons to Remember

  A Question As the world is busy making resolutions, what is the most important ‘lesson’ you want to teach your students? Note: This blog is part of the #blogamonth challenge. Join in our community of educators and give your blogging…

Down Time

Where are you in the recess challenge? Scholastic writes a great review of issues and a history. Before a decision is made, see this NPR program on recess and the brain. As a teacher, I see how breaks in the…

#clmooc Reflection Open and Not

CLmooc is awesome! I am so thankful for another opportunity to learn and grow and share with others who look forward to the possible, however adjacent it may be. Reflection: Some things were different and disappointing, but mostly CLmooc helped…

#clmooc unflattening

Mom had an old book of puzzles. I loved it. These were my favorite; simple sketches that suggested something. What do you think the above image is? Unflattening the world has been part of my life – my mom could…

#clmooc Puzzling

@cogdog @dogtrax @telliowkuwp @Bali_Maha @NomadWarMachine Challenge: using photo as prompt write blog post #clmooc pic.twitter.com/wz31nZS8ZL — Simon Ensor (@sensor63) July 19, 2015 Puzzles are systems, as Steve Wheeler explains in his blog about the above picture sent to him by…