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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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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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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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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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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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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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