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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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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Moving #beyondlaptops…

Last week was a busy one at YIS. We had our first Digital Citizenship Week, with tons of great learning and reflection opportunities for our middle school students (more to come on this later), two meetings (Tues night & all day Saturday) of our YIS COETAIL cohort, and our #beyondlaptops mini-conference. Needless to say, by…

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See You in Shanghai!

I just booked my flight to Shanghai for the Learning 2.011 conference Sept 8 – 10th! Once again, I am super excited to be a cohort leader at this innovative and engaging conference. Over the last 4 years, I’ve been to all three of the Learning 2.0 events, each one better than the last. In…

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