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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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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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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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