Just Ask.

Just Ask.

#Teacherbookclub just enjoyed its second online chat, featuring the man behind #InnovatorsMindset: George Couros. I’ve long been a a fan of his work, if there is one blog out there that educators need to make time for, it is “The Principal of...
Individuals and societies

Individuals and societies

What does teaching individuals and societies have to do with twitter? I had a lunch meeting yesterday with a member of the Individuals and Societies department at my school.  He’s tinkering with ideas connected to be a connected learner.  He sees the potential...
That Kindling Moment

That Kindling Moment

In my Learning2 Talk this April, one idea I wanted to share was the notion of seeing the school year as a campfire. In keeping with this vision, I wanted teachers to see themselves as kindling bearers rather than feeling perpetually pressured to be torch bearers. ...
The Bonsai Principle.

The Bonsai Principle.

  Those familiar with the fine art of bonsai know that when it is potted, it is meant to be planted off center–to leave room both for aesthetic and philosophical reasons (click here for more on that).  I’ve been thinking about how this technique...
The Storyteller’s Mindset

The Storyteller’s Mindset

This week, I was thrilled to find the original ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ book series still selling online.  My nephew’s birthday is around the corner, and they will make a wonderful gift for the strong reader he is becoming.  You may have already...