Shifting to Situated Learning

In education, we are constantly being bombarded with the idea of Innovation; of shifting the paradigm from traditional classrooms to the new.  We've seen George Couros constantly write in his blog about shifting from a Fixed-mindset through a Growth-mindset to an Innovator Mindset.   One of his contemporaries, Katie Martin, writes about developing that mindset by … Continue reading Shifting to Situated Learning

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21st Century Teaching

I recently read a blog that elaborated on the 21st-century skills every student needs.  You can see the blog here: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/03/21st-century-skills-future-jobs-students/  It’s not really that much different than the framework created by p21.org.  However, it got me thinking.  Why are so many businesses or corporations repeating themselves about these skills?  Is it that students are … Continue reading 21st Century Teaching

Shift Happens

Probably one of the most frustrating things in education is when small changes create entire paradigm shifts.  It’s frustrating not because the shift is occurring, but because not many people acknowledge or adopt the shift.  For example, our district has adopted the Google Apps for Education.  It is a very versatile package that simulates Microsoft … Continue reading Shift Happens

Classroom Fatigue

During the World War Two era, there was a condition known as battle fatigue.  It dealt with warriors who had been constantly bombarded with battle conditions for so long that they started having difficulty in coping with day-to-day activities.  The symptoms were irritability, anger, depression, mood swings, and so forth.  Now days it’s referred to … Continue reading Classroom Fatigue