As a middle school teacher, if I have learned anything about being an effective teacher, I have learned it's all about connection. Not connection with 'the class' because there's no such thing as 'the class'. The connection(s) you must cultivate are those between you and each and every student.
Students will largely forget what you say to them but they will never forget how you made them feel. Connection offers the opportunity for you to build… Continue
This blog and it's sister blog has as its focus bringing to light the game changers of 21st century technologies and globalization as related to Education and how teaching and learning gets done in (U.S.) schools. The very first posts were critical commentaries about the perceived fear and obstruction of schools in terms of adopting new and potentially transformative learning… Continue
Added by Andrew on May 29, 2009 at 8:39am —
My "flat world " editorial was published in the Berkshire Eagle May 17, 2009--http://is.gd/AGny with book recommendations. Probably redundant for many Classroom 2.0 folks but huge in my local scene. Many don't even "get" what I'm talking about. Long roads to travel here.
BTW, that's become my focus: Acting locally while thinking Globally. I'm calling it GLOCAL EDUCATION.
Added by Andrew on May 17, 2009 at 7:36pm —
This post will be used in a graduate level class I am teaching focused on 21st century learning tools. If interested, please use the comment feature below this post to answer the following knowing that what you write may be used in this class. Thanks in advance to all contributors
* As a teacher, what is your actual experience in the area of Professional Development?
* What is your ideal? What do you seek from Professional Development?
* How can/might Web 2.0 tools assist…
I have merged my Education-themed weblogs. It was a marriage that seemed inevitable. In reality, I was testing the waters with Typepad and Wordpress (self hosted) and Wordpress won. The content on both blogs was similar and was centered around provoking thought about school/teaching practices at this particular point in the evolution of Education.
I will continue this work, though, with a greater intensity and focus as I am no longer "split" by the… Continue