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A Quick Reminder from Philly « Cooperative Catalyst

I step outside the ed tech echo chamber and wander around Philadelphia with Javi the Hippie.  We stop at random locations, breathing in the art, letting it cleanse us from the buzzing white noise of a techno-conference.  Some cities keep … 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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The Gentle Way

Alan Watts spends some time in his book What is Tao? describing Judo. It is a familiar martial art to many but I know little about it. My exposure to martial arts has been the movies and the many years … Continue reading

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Blank Slate

After my long weekend I dropped into the school to see the state of my classroom. The custodial staff is finished and except for a long bookshelf for my students, a short bookshelf for the media centre and the new … Continue reading

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The way of differentiated classrooms

I’ve been reading C.A. Tomlinson’s 1999 work The Differentiated Classroom and Alan Watts‘ slender volume titled What is Tao? I’ve begun using Watt’s work as a means to meditate on differentiation. Perhaps it is best that I have no real sense of … Continue reading

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Educational and Curricular Restructuring and the Neo-liberal and Neo-conservative Agendas

Apple: There are a number of issues that I think are crucial. In my mind, the most important is what I have called in my most recent books (such as Cultural Politics and Education and Educating the “Right” Way) the … Continue reading

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Personality Types and Multiple Intelligences

I did this a month ago. This time I managed to flip from a perceiving type to a judgmental person. Perceiving people are flexible, like to keep their options open and think randomly. They like to act spontaneously and are adaptable. Perceivers like to … Continue reading

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Getting tangled in my own feet

Despite it all, I still underestimate my own efforts to integrate technology into my classroom. Yesterday during silent reading one of my boys slipped away from his desk and took a laptop to the study carol. In a cohort of enthusiastic … Continue reading

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The Asking of New Questions at Classroots.org

The Asking of New Questions at Classroots.org. We can’t go back to the days of closed classroom doors and scatter ourselves to the wind on eccentric pedagogical whims.  However, we can leverage our strengths to create and scale-up classrooms with … Continue reading

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Assessment to differentiate or differentiated learning?

Zoom in on your home location with Google Earth. There is your home right down to a car you owned three years ago in the driveway. Moose Jaw: your place on the planet, the ephemeral center of your personal geography … Continue reading

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