What’s the theory behind all of this?

I have always been interested in the psychology of learning, which entails biological influences, social pressures, and environmental factors that affect how people think, act, and feel.  As teachers, we have a huge impact on how students gain knowledge, which is largely dependent on their learning style.  Believe it or not,  it is likely that … Continue reading What’s the theory behind all of this?

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Empowerment is essential for social justice

“Engagement is more about what you can do for students. “Empowerment” is about helping students figure out what they can do for themselves. George Couros The last debate on the issue of teachers being responsible for using social media and technology to promote social justice involved a very engaging discussion. At a glance, I had … Continue reading Empowerment is essential for social justice

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Openness and Sharing – Fair but Unfair

Tonight’s discussion debated on two different aspects of openness and sharing in school being unfair to our kids. Sherrie and Dean argued the benefits of openness and sharing with regards to learning and connecting with others across the world in a meaningful, purposeful way. Melinda and Altan argued the concerns of openness and sharing with … Continue reading Openness and Sharing – Fair but Unfair

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Social media is CHANGING childhood, not ruining it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the debate that occurred today between Dean/Amy and Christina/Laurie on the topic of whether or not social media is ruining childhood. As Christina and Laurie highlighted, our childhoods looked a lot different than what children are experiencing now. However, this doesn’t mean it is bad. The biggest difference is obviously technology. As … Continue reading Social media is CHANGING childhood, not ruining it.

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