Microcredentials: Your Shortcut to Learning!

Sometimes we all get so busy we don’t stop to think about how much we are learning (or doing) because we just don’t have a single moment. That’s pretty much how the last year has been. It’s been amazing, but constant. And I’ve been learning so much. I wish I had forced myself to blog…

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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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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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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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Making Time to Create

“I’m not creative.” I say (and hear) this much too often. And when I do, my creative friends cringe because they view creativity as a skill you can cultivate and learn (not something you’re born with). They are frustrated with my fixed mindset about creativity. Unfortunately, after several years of facilitating parent, teacher and student workshops about creativity,…

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