The Educator's PLN

The personal learning network for educators

Chris McEnroe's Blog – April 2011 Archive (3)

Scott Adams in WSJ

In this op/ed in the WSJ Scott Adams articulates a number of experiences that chronicle what he regards as the most important, useful lessons he has learned.  It reminded me of an op/ed in the Boston Globe recently (memory failing at the moment) by a Boston College professor who lamented that the students he is seeing today have been deprived of the opportunity to flounder.   One of…

Continue

Added by Chris McEnroe on April 10, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

Teaching: A Breathing Practice



The majority of the kids I teach are extremely motivated to get into the best college they can possibly get into.  The condition does allow me to make the observation that part of my role as teacher has gravitated toward coaching students into grade profiles, which is a much less complicated job than authentic teaching.  The result has been that teaching practice rarely, if ever,  is the topic of deliberative conversation at my school.  We talk a lot about individuals and program and a…

Continue

Added by Chris McEnroe on April 8, 2011 at 10:07pm — No Comments

I finally understand architecture?

When crisis mode becomes the norm, you know you have a problem.  When more of what you are doing is reactive instead of proactive, you know you have a problem.  Architecture seems like such a frothy (think latte) thing to be concerned about, but I HAVE A PROBLEM and it has to do with the way teaching space is designed. At my school teachers are not consulted about anything with respect to classroom design.  The guy who decided upon and installed the LCD projector, a wonderful guy, is a handy…

Continue

Added by Chris McEnroe on April 5, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

About

Thomas Whitby created this Ning Network.

Latest Activity

Profile IconBeulah Bell, Jewley Pearce, Jamie Dickinson and 1 more joined The Educator's PLN
8 hours ago
Jamie Dickinson updated their profile
17 hours ago
Oskar Almazán-Lopez updated their profile photo
19 hours ago
Alicia Mayson commented on Walter Hurley's blog post 5 places to acquire new knowledge in
"Coursera.org is by far my favourite one :) If one has time, there are really some great courses there!"
yesterday
Alicia Mayson updated their profile
yesterday
Profile IconKatherine Pearce, Angela Brown, Myriah Harkley and 1 more joined The Educator's PLN
yesterday
Profile IconJeni Marie Wolfe, jessica macias, Polly Gregor and 3 more joined The Educator's PLN
Friday
David Chiles posted a status
"Discuss http://www.netiquette.xyz internet rules to follow with friends and family. Use the site as a reference. Set boundaries. Share."
Friday

Awards And Nominations

© 2016   Created by Thomas Whitby.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service