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Reflection and Refraction in The Classroom

If reflection can only happen in learning ecologies where learners are given time and direction, refraction can

Owning up to the ownership shift

  How can teachers foster the creativity, entrepreneurialism, and lifelong curiosity necessary for young people to

Portfolios and Science? They’ve got Chemistry.

What role can portfolios play in a chemistry classroom? The author of the amazing CHEMJUNGLE Youtube

Curate better questions: construct stronger communities

Why has the portfolio persisted as a powerful tool in today’s classroom? Teachers and students have

Ten Steps to hosting a Twitter Chat

  As far as spaces go, twitter is a great place for educators. Over the past

Build a tinder nest.

Last spring, I spent weeks thinking about the power of language, and the many applications it

The quest for better questions.

“If you learn how to think, you can take what you’ve learned and adapt it to

Count Up.

As the days draw closer to June, schools slowly begin to prepare for the final week

Get intimidated.

The thing I’ve learned about mentoring over the years is that it’s more about being present

Inquiry: 120 characters at a time.

  Spring is in the air.  Lately I’ve had a number of colleagues ask me to

Creating Harmony Through Dissent.

“The greatest designers are almost always the biggest dreamers and rebels and renegades.”   If you

Learning Lives Here.

Your classroom walls DO talk.  What will they say about the learning experiences you want to

Conversation Catalysts For Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week: Appreciate educators everywhere by making time to talk about the trade.   So,

Convocation: changing the conversation

Last Thursday, my colleague, John, wanted to take an hour to just chat all things education. 

Learning2 Listen

  I recently watched CeleSTE Headlee’s phenomenal TED talk on better ways to talk to people: