First Days

Would it be helpful to share particular strategies we use to start the year? Continue reading First Days


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. Continue reading Pedagogy


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 Continue reading #CCCTwitterReally

#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 Continue reading #clmooc unflattening

#clmooc Puzzling

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

Maker MIndset #clmooc #teachdonow

Jackie Gerstein at UsergeneratedEducation pushes us constantly to think through the educational mandates and silver bullets to focus on students and their learning. What will best guide students to become thinking, caring, productive persons? The first thirty-eight slides of her presentation Continue reading Maker MIndset #clmooc #teachdonow

#clmooc Blog Conversations

 Photo Credit: Collin Key via Compfight   What is a conversation? A conversation, the give and take of ideas among people. We converse in the hallway, at dinner, or any time we meet. We listen to the stories of our friends, and we Continue reading #clmooc Blog Conversations

The thing about learning is we forget; #etmooc

The thing about learning is we forget… Jamshed Bharucha Thank you, Gabriel Bunster, so much for leading me to this TED TALK by Jamshed Bharucha. I have been pondering this dilemma for years as I am required to post and Continue reading The thing about learning is we forget; #etmooc