When PLNs collide!!!! My ideas for this week’s #IMMOOC blog prompt are very much in line with those I had for the #edublogsclub prompt, so it makes sense to cover them both in the same post. #IMMOOC Blog Prompt: Innovation is defined as a way of thinking that creates something new and better. What are some examples that you consider innovative? How… Continue reading Making Meaning Through Pop Culture
During the first live episode of the #immooc, A.J. Juliani talked about the game of school that most kids play, and by this, he didn’t mean imaginative play where one of them is the teacher and the rest are the students. The game of school that he refers to is one that most kids will play throughout their k-12 schooling (if they decide… Continue reading The Game of School #immooc 2
I have long been interested in Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences, and over the years as a teacher I have shared this interest with my students. A unit that I used to take on with my grade 7 and 8 students (back when I was in the classroom) called Learning to Learn, had the students exploring and reflecting about… Continue reading Building Respect for Diversity Through Multiple Intelligences
This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and edtech enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week. Simply write a post and share it to join in, or sign up to receive email reminders of each new prompt. This week’s #edublogsclub prompt was simple. “Write a post that includes… Continue reading Leadership – What Geese Can Teach Us
A course assignment this week had me tasked with creating a representation of what inclusion means to me. Based on my experiences and course readings, the sketchnote below is what I came up with. The assignment itself is a great example of an inclusive approach to education. The prof. allowed for creative freedom (keeping in mind everyone’s different… Continue reading Inclusion – Meaningful Participation and Learning for All
Having a bit more down time over the holidays has allowed me to tackle the pile of books at my bedside that I have been wanting to get to for some time now. At the top of this pile was Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, by Daniel Siegel. Daniel Siegel is the person who… Continue reading Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation
This morning I was doing an #IMMOOC tribal dance with a colleague at my school (Annick Rauch) who is also participating in the #IMMOOC (Innovator’s Mindset massive open online course). We weren’t really dancing, but rather going on about what a great learning experience the #IMMOOC has been and the risks we have taken as a result of being part of the group. When I reflect… Continue reading Thank You Tribe!
I still remember the first time my British born and raised husband made me the traditional English dish of bubble and squeak. Bubble and squeak is a fairly routine meal in English households. It is basically throwing leftovers and whatever is in the fridge together in a pan with, you guessed it, potatoes! It’s basic,… Continue reading #IMMOOC Bubble and Squeak
We are only three weeks in to the #IMMOOC (The Innovator’s Mindset massive online open course) and already I feel like I have learned so much! I have made so many new and amazing connections and I am loving the energy of the group! This week’s guest for the live episode (Kaleb Rashad) had amazing… Continue reading It’s All About the Heart Work #IMMOOC
So often we hear that we need to be thinking outside of the box. It was refreshing, for a change, to instead hear and read (during the #IMMOOC live session, and in Part 1 of The Innovator’s Mindset) that we can also be innovative teachers “inside the box,” and that anyone can be innovative, regardless of budgetary constraints.