Creating a Breeding Ground for Motivation

As coaches, we are often inspired by our colleagues. We get excited by what they can do with their students, how they approach new ideas in their classrooms, and the amazing learning experiences we can design together. We can also be frustrated, because we can often see what else they¬†could do, “if only they listened…

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The Real Me

Who are you? How, when and where would I get to know who you are? Should I assume that it has to be “in person”? To be honest I kind of hope not, because that really limits the potential of the connections I can make. Recently I had a very interesting (and informally structured) conversation…

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Making Time To Create: Self Challenge #1

I had these grand plans for this year of self-employment. I was going to write a book, take up all sorts of hobbies, spend tons of time outside, catch up on my long to do list of items that are not so urgent, but I really should do them. Buuuut, after almost one whole academic…

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The Power of Audience

I love YouTube. I bet you do too. I love being able to learn what I want to learn, when I want to learn and actually getting to see someone teaching the skill (instead of just having to read about it). So why are so many teachers (and parents) reluctant to let children spend time…

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Designing Learning Experiences

Why do we call them lessons? Or units? Or trainings? Or PD sessions? When what they really are is learning experiences. And we, as teachers, are designers of those learning experiences. Connecting Learning Experiences I love learning (hence the name of this blog) and designing learning experiences (or opportunities) for others is, in my opinion,…

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