Category Archives: Strategies

Schools should be places where students can fail!

Did I get your attention :-)?  What do I really mean by this? I believe schools should be places that model what happens in the real world.  In the real world, we try things and don’t always achieve the original … 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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Looking deeper…finding perspectives

As part of my job, I get to work with middle school aged students.  I love the perspective they can bring to me…but sometimes I need to pull that out of them. This is a strategy that I’ve picked up … 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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Why do we teach?

I have an old, photo-copied, hand-out from a workshop that I went to about 11 years ago.  Before everything was digital.  I have always had it in my ‘work space’ since I got it.  The workshop still sticks with me … 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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How has “transfer” benifited my profession, personally?

Recently I was fortunate enough to work with a group of dedicated teachers in an up and coming MYP school in Mumbai, India. The experience of planning and delivering the workshop with those educators got me thinking about how “transfer” … Continue reading

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What MUST teachers that attempt to teach “Conceptual Transfer” do?

This was a question posed to me by a friend, colleague, blogger, and IB practitioner.  Actually, the question asked for my “top 5 MUST dos” related to this question. It has had me thinking this week, and I have had … Continue reading

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