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A sense of place

So much of learning is still oriented to the classroom. We spend much of our time in Room 7 wrapped in its walls and routines. Textbooks dominate the courses I’m less familiar with. The juxtaposition of a wall map, National … Continue reading

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An array of unnetworked learners.

My class shifted into an array for assessment today. Each student tried to ignore the incidental distractions of the room and find the resources within their own memory to answer questions about arrays, related facts, and measuring time. My exit … Continue reading

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Reconfiguring learning

My students have a common math assessment this afternon. Since it is lan idividual enterprise I shifted the desks into rows. The resulting configuration consumed all of the floor space. My three standing tables are pushed into corners. About seven … Continue reading

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A troubling (and familiar) perspective

 Like most teachers I have been preparing for opening day here in Moose Jaw. I’m not sure when I began to prepare for the new year. Teachers in Saskatchewan have been bargaining for a new contract over the last year. … Continue reading

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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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Flexible Learning Space « Cooperative Catalyst

We recently articulated our school’s learning principles. The new learning spaces should support these beliefs admirably: Everyone has the potential to learn. We learn in different ways, depending on abilities, learning styles, preferences and interests. Learning takes place through inquiry: … Continue reading

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YouTube – Bare Bones Fall 2010

Bare Bones Fall 2010 stangea 12 videos Subscribe Edit Subscription Loading… via youtube.com I like to make a brief survey of the classroom when I ahve finished preparing it for the new year. So much still needs to be put … 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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Interactive Whiteboard Insights: The Reasons Why Interactive Whiteboards Are Being Attacked

(Click the image for a larger view.) I am a teacher. I have great respect for my colleagues around the world and for the profession itself. I chose to share this comic because it is an obvious exaggeration and in … Continue reading

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What to Look for in a Classroom

What to Look for in a Classroom By Alfie Kohn FURNITURE: Chairs around tables to facilitate interaction; Comfortable areas for learning, including multiple “activity centers”; Open space for gathering. ON THE WALLS: Covered with students’ projects; Evidence of student collaboration; … Continue reading

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