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The Ambiguous Authenticity of Collective Creations

Either I’ve started my prep day really well, or very poorly. I cannot decide. After reviewing my plans with my substitute (guest teacher… like I invited her in to contribute), I grabbed a laptop and headed to the staff room; … Continue reading

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Project Based Learning

I stepped into an Elluminate room session on differentiated instruction as four of my fourth grade students worked after school to finish the display boards for their Canadian Heritage Fair projects. They share their learning tomorrow in the school gym. … Continue reading

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When do we publish learning?

My fourth graders are presenting comparisons and contrasts between each other to there classmates through PowerPoints. Its the usual learning experience: how to be a respectful audience, presenting the main ideas visually, and supporting those ideas with details. It is … Continue reading

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Obsolescence in Education by 2020 – Judging the pace of change

1. Desks The 21st century does not fit neatly into rows. Neither should your students. Allow the network-based concepts of flow, collaboration, and dynamism help you rearrange your room for authentic 21st century learning.2. Language Labs Foreign language acquisition is … Continue reading

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Lessons in the Everyday | Wright’sRoom

And I’m not sure how to categorize what is going on in my classroom.  But it’s been the strangest teaching experience I’ve had, and I often find it difficult to explain to other teachers, especially when many have a teacher-centered … Continue reading

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