Category Archives: Reflection

A personal inquiry…leading to meaningful action

As the title suggests, this post is about a personal inquiry.  I ask you, the reader, to be critical of what I’m saying and challenge my thoughts in the comments below.  It will help me learn. I’ve been reading, talking … Continue reading

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My profession

I love my profession!  I think most professions in the 21st century provide opportunities for life long learning, but I guess not many offer as many opportunities as the field of Education.  I love learning along with, and from, my … Continue reading

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First round of Formal Goals

I am proud to be a life long learner.  I have learned in formal and informal ways– by participating in workshops or graduate courses and through interacting with people on twitter, wordpress, or other Web 2.o tools or through conversations … Continue reading

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Dignity

In the past, I have read some of Daniel Goleman’s books and they always resonated with me, but I’m not sure I actually changed much as a teacher and colleague as a result .  This year, one of my professional … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!!!

“Quitting leads to much less happiness in life than perseverance and hope.” ~Salva Dut What a great summer–time to enjoy family and friends and think about “Big Ideas” related to my profession as an educator.  Down-time from the day-to-day job … Continue reading

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Time for reflection…I’ll be back in August

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” –Oliver Wendall Holmes As I come to the end of my 14th year as an educator, it is time for me to reflect … Continue reading

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The use of models to help me learn

In one of my first postings, I wrote about things teachers MUST do to promote conceptual transfer (a.k.a. learning :-)).  One of the items I suggested was using models when teaching and learning. Since I teach in an IB World … Continue reading

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Things I’m continuing to learn…just TODAY!

1. Plans always are plans, not reflections. 2. Even when you’ve checked your resources before an event, it doesn’t mean the resources will be there at event time. 3. When emotions are not in harmony, it is difficult to focus … Continue reading

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Learning with PYP Teachers Assistants

Over the past few months, I have been engaged with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) TAs from my school in a learning journey.  I have led a couple workshops on “Supporting Student Inquiry”.  It has been so rewarding for me … Continue reading

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A changing mind-set

In recent talk about Education, I hear/read the phrase “fixed mind set or growth mind set” (Dr. Carol Dweck). With the idea that I would like to have a changing mind set, I’ve been reflecting on my experiences with blogging.  … Continue reading

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