If we really want to create a culture of learning we should stop focusing on the adult in the room and put our focus on the student, but sometimes it's more complicated than that.
June 2014 Archives
High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.
Up until a few days ago I didn't understand the importance of Voxer but through some Tweets and Voxer conversations, I see how important the tool can be to building connections and communicating.
I was recently introduced to the tool Voxer by my Connected Educator friends, and it made me think...are connected educators moving too fast for others to catch up?
In her acceptance speech for the Sidney, NY Teacher of the Year Award, Stephanie Hulbert explains why she was upset when her 5 year old son said he wanted to be a teacher, and the ultimate lesson he taught her along the way.
Today's guest blog is written by 5th grade teacher Barry Saide and his students. They want readers to know what they learned from failure.
For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?
Anthony Cody recently wrote an outstanding blog about reluctant warriors. Many educators don't like to be warriors because they dislike confrontation and discourse. How is that all working out?
Today's guest blog is written by Instructional Technology Instructor Mike Arsenault from Yarmouth, Maine. In this blog Mike writes about the importance of PBL and involving your community in the process.
Students can tell whether they like a teacher or not in 10 seconds. What impression do you give in that amount of time?
Time is the one thing that moves on whether we want it to or not. We can't slow it down and we can't speed it up. In his today's guest blog, Jon Harper asks how we make time work better for us and our students.
Social networking is for people of all ages. My mom proved that to me this week when she joined Twitter. This is a bit about her connected journey.
Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.
In today's guest blog, Professor Guy Claxton asks teachers what kind of "Mind Trainer" they want to be with their students?
In a recent speech in Denmark, John Hattie said that teachers ask around 250 questions a day while their students ask about 2 questions per week. Do you talk too much in class?