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James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery. In education, our perception of mistakes is important. It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure.
The greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics…
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When you think of passion for learning, you might conjure up an image of Albert Einstein. Einstein was regarded as the greatest intellectual mind of our time. Einstein did not conform to a mold. He was passionate. He thought outside the box. When he was studying at Zurich Polytechnic he had trouble landing a job as a professor due to his unconventional approaches.…Continue
I didn’t post anything last week because I was rushing to get my new book, HISTORY QUESTERS Colonies Trek ready to distribute in time to be used for your Colonial Unit. I’m thrilled to announce that the e-version is now available at…Continue
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What makes a teacher successful?
Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge into another person is what makes an excellent instructor stand out. What good is it if a teacher has all the facts, but cannot communicate them in a way that others can comprehend?
Aside from comprehending the curriculum content, teachers should have a basic understanding of how people acquire and absorb…Continue
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Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…Continue
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Hello, welcome to blogging with Kathy. I am new to this so please give me the opportunity to grow and learn with you.
I want to write about things that I am passionate about, but that list is very long. So my blogs will…
I just got off the phone after speaking with a doctor in California whom I have never spoken to before. Before we said goodbye, he said “Nice to meet you.” It struck me as a slightly strange way to say goodbye after speaking on the phone. Did I indeed “meet“ him? Just what does “meeting” mean in this context? A quick search shows the first definition of "meet" to be "To come upon by chance or arrangement." (1)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a conference in California on education…
Added by Yosef Resnick on July 12, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments
This title is really the case study for a wider topic on Remote Apps.
For me this is one of the most exciting (tech) influences on mobile learning ... the interconnectivity between devices.
I have two folders on my iPad [Remote1 and Remote2] which are full of Apps that enable connectivity between the iPad and other devices ... and that connectivity can be both ways.
See the two screen shots below.…
Added by Shamblesguru on June 24, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments
Part of my responsibilities at my first teaching assignment (36 years ago!!) was to be in charge of the “High School Bowl” quiz team. The team was made up of four students who competed against two other teams, answering various questions about the sciences, history, English, math and the arts. I remember being quite intimidated at first with the visual art questions. Various pictures would be presented to the team members from famous artists, and the…Continue
I have an iPad2 and a New iPad ... and a very happy nephew who has inherited my iPad1.
This Blog is designed to share the…
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22nd December 2011
This week having broken up from school for the Christmas break, I asked my Twitter Learning Community what it was that they felt most contributed to raising standards in their schools.
The following summarises their contributions for which I'm very grateful personally as we try to raise standards along with every school in the country.
@KingEdVIsport use Year 12 literacy leaders to work with younger students using the sport education…Continue
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Twenty years ago I was looking for ways to interest my children in their English studies. After many courses and difficult work, I realized the value of the Internet as a way of spreading an educational message around the world. The process has led me to become a technology innovator and global leader in online collaborative learning projects. These projects now include thousands of children from more than 37countries worldwide.
"Global Dreamers" (…
Added by Marsha Goren on December 1, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments