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May 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Having Future Students Involved

When someone is interested in becoming a teacher or has a calling, they usually have not a clue what they are getting into. I mean this in a good way, because many believe that teaching is something easy and that anyone can do it. That is not the case, I have seen it many time in college and how many students are lost and some haven't even been in a classroom to feel the environment.

One way to help future educators to be more involved is through joining clubs in college. It is a…

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Added by Blanca Flor Domingo on May 21, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Educators Will Never Be 100% Connected

Educators like all learners have a preferred way of learning. Some think of it as different “styles of learning”, but even that theory of  “learning styles” has been questioned by some. In a profession, which resides in a world where content and information constantly change and evolve at a rapid rate of speed, educators need to maintain relevance in order to create an authentic and meaningful environment for their students to learn and create.

Educators have always needed to master…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on May 20, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

Is Relevance Over Rated?

I recently put out a tweet that was meant to be provocative. I often do this to stir things up in order to benefit ye olde creative juices. I tweeted that I recently had a heart procedure done, (which I did) and I did not ask the doctor to use any 20th Century methods or technology to complete the task. I thought it might stir up a discussion of relevance in education as an offshoot of that tweet. That did not happen. Someone asked, based on that tweet, why I thought educators could not be…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on May 18, 2014 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

A Global Family

Mary Catherine Thomson

 

We are Family

 

            For a small school community rooted in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Holy Innocents’ has a surprisingly large family, one that stretches far past the Atlanta city…

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Added by Gérard Gatoux on May 13, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments

Relationships: Who Needs Them?

I have been thinking lately about professional relationships and what role they play in how we learn as professionals, and as people. It would be difficult to learn much in total isolation. We are social beings, so exchanging ideas and opinions is a natural occurrence for us. I think we tend to seek out people with whom we can share things. We have personal relationships to share personal things, professional relationships to share professional things, and casual relationships to handle…

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Added by Thomas Whitby on May 5, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

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