Professional Development

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.

Plan and Share

My plans for next year will be to share my summer professional development in ways that continue to encourage authentic connections with technology integration through my various online communities and connections, perhaps collaborating with other teachers who have similar interests, just as connected learners do.

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…

Thoughtful Thursdays 2

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…

Conference Conundrum

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…

#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…