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Changing the Culture of Learning

Learning is social –collaborate and connect. Learning needs to be purposeful. Learning is about making a contribution. Learning occurs when the learner is “truly” engaged. Learning occurs in an environment built on strong relationships. Learning should be about innovation, generation of ideas, creation. Learning is not simply about the transfer of knowledge from one individual … Continue reading Changing the Culture of Learning

Innovation, Change and Ed Reform For The Future Of Our Children

Educators across the country and world-wide are grappling with educational reform and what schools need to become for our students and all stakeholders.  Often the conversations focus on embedding technology and web 2.0 applications.  As stated in an earlier post, seemless integration of technology is important but we need to keep reminding ourselves that ed reform is not … Continue reading Innovation, Change and Ed Reform For The Future Of Our Children

So We Have The Data, Now What?

“Schools are data rich and information poor” is a quote I frequently hear.  The focus on increased testing, high-stakes testing, accountability, and professional learning communities has yielded mountains of data from standardized tests, formative assessments, locally-developed assessments, and student work.  We’re doing the right thing – looking at the data.  But often when you look closely teachers, … Continue reading So We Have The Data, Now What?

Critical Thinking Skills Are Critical

In Tony Wagner’s book, The Global Achievement Gap, critical thinking and problem solving skills are listed among the main skills the 21st century learner needs to be a productive, successful member of society and to compete with students in a global world.  The Partnership for 21st Century Skills  also lists critical thinking skills as one of the … Continue reading Critical Thinking Skills Are Critical

One of The Best Posts I’ve Seen On PBL – A Must Read

Project-based learning embodies much of what the 21st century learner needs to know, be able to do and understand (see past posts on PBL and 21st Century Learners).  My goal is to have PBL be the core of the learning opportunies in myclassroom and all other knowledge, skills, and understandings developed within this framework.  Day … Continue reading One of The Best Posts I’ve Seen On PBL – A Must Read