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I Pledge to Be…

For the last few years, in lieu of a set of classroom rules, my students have taken ‘the Pledge.’  ‘The Pledge’ works like this: in groups, the students brainstorm the qualities and traits that they think will be key to … Continue reading

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Respect.

As I was reading a thoughtful post by TCDSB VP Kevin Kerr this week, (read it here) I began to wonder about our professional development model. Kevin (and many others lately) have been arguing that the top-down (or “expert to … Continue reading

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Making ‘Kinections’

When i returned home from the Connect 13 Conference in Niagara Falls this spring I brought with me (along with a lot of new learning and inspiration) an Xbox Kinect. It was graciously donated by Dr. Camille Rutherford of the … Continue reading

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“Nothing to fear…”

“…But fear itself.” This oft-repeated quote (first uttered by Franklin D. Roosevelt at his first Presidential inauguration in 1933) neatly sums up my thoughts about collaboration between educators. There is so much to be gained from sharing between colleagues, yet … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Connecting: Part 2

After listening to Alec Couros speak so passionately about using technology to help our students find meaning through real-world connecton, the question of how was high on my mind.  I have recently been looking for ways to make my students … Continue reading

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How much do I love padlet?… The answer is a whole heck of a lot. I was recently introduced to Padlet and I haven’t stopped using it since! Here’s why: Collaboration – depending on the setting you choose, content can … Continue reading

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