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Piloting Kaos, Landing It

Navigating the chaos of good, powerful, fun, energizing learning environments doesn’t mean you have to give up wildness, beautiful messes, multiple perspectives, passion, or creative energy. 1,369 more words

Higher Education

Why you need to consider blogging as a pedagogy to facilitate learning

I was inspired by a blog post written by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (known as @langwitches on Twitter) which begins by saying

“Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY”

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8 ways of Aboriginal Learning

The 8 ways of Aboriginal learning is a fantastic resource for teachers who have aboriginal students in their classroom and are looking for a way to engage them in the curriculum, but it is more than that, the holistic approach that encompasses the 8 ways is beneficial for all students across all curriculums. 87 more words

8 Ways

Teaching without writing

Last Sunday I dislocated my right shoulder. Nothing dramatic, no fistfights over the meaning of the 2nd law or interpretations of quantum mechanics or priority for research, nor because my students were mad at me for my supposedly short exam that turned out to be not-so-short … just a simple fall coming up some stairs, combined with a previously unstable shoulder (6 dislocations in the past) that a surgery didn’t seem to have made *that* stable. 498 more words

Maintaining a love for the violin even after the secret’s out on how hard it is…

I remember getting my first violin, and feeling enchanted from my 6 year-old eyes, the cloth covered, curved box made of wood stained with a dark orange hue. 1,353 more words

Student Engagement is More Than Having Fun

At a workshop last week, the speaker reminded us that “student engagement” is not the same thing as “having fun”.  Student engagement is one of the current catch phrases in education.  924 more words


Conceptualization: The Backward Step

Note: This is the last in a series of four posts exploring the dimensions of new media identified by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis in their 2007 article… 453 more words