Twitter for the IBDP Student

Twitter for the IBDP Student

While Twitter is an amazing tool for building community, microblogging understandings, and organically developing a real-time yearbook, there’s more to be done with everybody’s favorite blue bird.   Twitter-literacy is bound to become increasingly...
Twitter: the bread breaker

Twitter: the bread breaker

  In a post I wrote a few months back “INQUIRY: 120 CHARACTERS AT A TIME,” I constructed a fantasy teacher team, consisting of educators I’ve long admired through blogs and Twitter. The reality is, Twitter allows you to have a limitless...
Phraseology as the driver of school culture

Phraseology as the driver of school culture

A positive school culture and climate is no different than clean air and water. It is the basis for sustainable learning and preparation for the tasks and tests of life. Conversely, in a toxic school culture and climate, learning by all will not take place...
Build a tinder nest.

Build a tinder nest.

Last spring, I spent weeks thinking about the power of language, and the many applications it has for shaping the way we perceive our roles in education.  At Learning2 in Milan, I put forth a call to revise the metaphors we use when thinking and speaking about...