Pedagogy

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…