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
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
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.
Consider this list of basic student needs drawn from ideas set forth by R. Dreikurs, W. Glasser, and C.M. Charles, among others: Security Association Belonging Dignity Hope Power Enjoyment Competence How are you doing as an educator, and how is your school doing as a whole, to meet these basic needs of all of your… Continue reading Are You Meeting Your Students’ Basic Needs?
So here I go! I’m joining the #IMMOOC (Innovator’s Mindset Massive Open Online Course). I’ll be learning and sharing about innovation in education with over a 1000 other educators!
I recently came across a blogpost shared by Dean Shareski on Twitter in which he shared his watershed moments of learning. I loved reading about his lightbulb moments, as well as those of his readers, and was inspired to share mine. I have been reflecting on my own watershed moments (the defining moments in my career as… Continue reading Watershed Moments