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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3 Layers of Professional Learning

Over the past few months I’ve been facilitating a lot of professional learning, in a lot of different environments – from international schools (my comfort zone), to private schools in several different countries, to public schools in the US (which used to be way out of my comfort zone, but not so much anymore); and…

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Making the Connection

This weekend I am so fortunate to be in Munich keynoting the ECIS Technology Conference. It’s such a pleasure to be back in the city that was our first international home, and an honor to be keynoting the very first educational technology conference I ever attended all the way back in 2002! The theme of…

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