Tag: Professional Learning

Repost: A Perspective on the Professional Growth (Learning) Plan

Originally posted on August 23rd, 2010 Every year teachers go through the process of filling out, creating or adjusting a professional growth plan.  For me, this has always been a double-edged sword. I am very serious about words.  As an English teacher, I know just how…

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 Changes We Can Make in Education This Year

Originally posted on July 6th, 2010 We all know education is not perfect. We can read the blogs talking about the systems, the political pressures, the poor state of education. Unfortunately, too often this leads teachers to think that they are powerless to confront some of…

Repost: We’re Not Alone in Education…

Originally posted April 12th, 2010 I had the pleasure last weekend of discussing some of the key issues in the energy provider sector with a family connection.  He voiced his concern that his industry in its current form is dying, and that for companies like the…

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…