Category Archives: differentiated learning

An invitation to Grow

Creating positive learning environments has so many nuances that we could explore and discuss… Questions to start us thinking: What do we mean by “learning environment”? Who is responsible for the ‘positive culture’ of the learning environment? How does school … Continue reading

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Some walk, some run

This poster connects to my Thursday conversation on homework and grading (the contentious zero debate) with Saskatchewan educators on Twitter. By the way, join us Thursday’s at 8:00 PM Saskatchewan time #saskedchat. It also connects to my previous post here … Continue reading

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Silent, sustained personal reading

I suppose I always appreciated being read to as a child, but point of singularity for me was when I began adolescence. At twelve or thirteen I became a ferocious reader. Summer camp has its memories of deep woods and … Continue reading

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Schooling vs Making

Constructing Modern Knowledge The term making has just burst into my awareness in the last year. It doesn’t seem to be a remarkably new concept, but it is one I think that is been largely overlooked in my classroom over … Continue reading

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Literature Circles: old school comfort food

Last week I began a short chapter book study of As Long as the Rivers Flow by James Bartleman a Canadian diplomat, author, and the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. As Long as the Rivers Flow is the story of … Continue reading

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iPad apps supporting multiple intelligences

Educational Technology and Global Learning I think a school can invest too much on apps for iPads. We need to explore the efficacy of an app before purchasing multiple copies of it. When we do purchase apps, I think it … Continue reading

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Customized Learning – Empower Learners by shifting responsibility for design

via educationrethink.com I recognized John’s point this year as I struggled with differentiated learning in my classroom. Effective differentiation at an individual level is only possible if you relinquish control to the learner. Our students need opportunities to master decision-making … Continue reading

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RSA Animate – Choice « RSA Comment

via comment.rsablogs.org.uk “Fusing sociology, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Professor Renata Salecl shows that individual choice is rarely based on a simple rational decision with a predictable outcome.” This is quite packed with ideas and moves quickly. I have been reflecting on … Continue reading

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Break out of the Box | Connected Principals

Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit group, conducted a 2010 survey of more than 250,000 students and asked them to speak about their vision for 21st century learning. Three essential elements emerged: Social-based learning – students want to make use … Continue reading

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RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

via youtube.com Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Paradigms is another great RSA Animate. I have got to find some way to share it with my colleagues (and parents). I found this on a tweet, yet another illustration of how wonderfully … Continue reading

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