Tag: Education

Repost: 5 Ways to Change Your Educational Leadership Style This Year

Originally posted on August 16th, 2010 With the new school year fast approaching, many educators have grand ideas about changes they would like to take in their approaches to teaching, to leadership and to connecting to other educators.  I experience this every year, but I find…

Repost: Presenting an Educational Theorist: Lev Vygotsky

Originally posted on July 22nd, 2010 I had the opportunity to do a presentation of curriculum theorist Lev Vygotsky recently in class, and prepared some fun activities for the project.  I really enjoy this sort of blending of modern technology with the ideas of a theorist…

Repost: 5 Essential Questions About Curriculum

Originally published on July 15th, 2010 We’ve now spent some time in class grappling with some of the major curriculum theorists, with more to come in the next two weeks. As I grapple with some of the more personally challenging ideas that the study of curriculum…

Repost: Are you an Educational Modernist or Post-modernist? A Quiz.

Originally posted on July 13th, 2010 Yesterday, our class looked at the key ideas of William Tyler and William Doll and their respective (and divergent) perspectives on curriculum and implementation. In considering the ideas of these two scholars, I see more clearly than I ever have…

Repost: Why Educators Must Create GREAT Content

Originally published July 6th, 2010 I have touched on this topic here and there before, but it has become very apparent to me this summer as I watch some of the great media being produced outside education. We need to learn how to present our material…

Repost: 5 Ideas for Welcoming Other Teachers into the Classroom

Originally posted on April 23rd, 2010 There are two different ways I am seeing the effects of an open classroom in my roles at school.  First, as I am an embedded coach, I am in other classrooms on a daily basis doing various tasks ranging from…

Repost: How I talk about my classroom, and how students do

Originally posted on March 30th, 2010 I will speak to a number of school division ’stakeholders’ next week about 21st Century Learning in my classroom this week. My challenge is how to create an overview of the effectiveness and scope of 21st Century Learning in 20…

Repost: 5 Things I Have Learned From Teaching PL Sessions

Originally published on March 17th, 2010 After teaching a PL session on Monday outside my division, I wanted to reflect (okay, I had nothing but time to reflect during the three hour drive) on what I am learning from teaching professional learning sessions instead of simply…