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Bursting My Internet "Filter Bubble"!

As an Educational Technology Specialist, I always try to keep up to date on the newest trends in educational technology  by exploring online educational websites, joining… 791 more words


Happy birthday to us!

Today, Osborne Cawkwell is 16. Happy Birthday to us! As I cast my mind back to that Friday over a decade and a half ago, when I sat on my bedroom floor stuffing envelopes, it makes me very happy to acknowledge how far we’ve come: I have morphed into a great team of 8; my cramped bedroom in Notting Hill is now a smart office in Kensington; and the handful of tutors I started with has now blossomed into a thriving database of experienced and committed teachers, with some of them having been with me since the start (you know who you are). 221 more words

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Book Review: The Storm Whale In Winter

I think we’ve made our feelings abundantly clear about our love for Benji Davies‘ ‘The Storm Whale‘. So when we began to see snippets of a sequel, we were thrilled to hear about a new, impending adventure for Noi and his Dad.

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4th Grade Update - Week of 9/19

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Last week in math, students worked to develop problem solving skills and learned different subtraction strategies. In science, students experimented using their standard vehicles and a drop-weight system to explore the force of gravity. 91 more words

4th Grade Update

Book Review: The Wolf who cried Boy!

The Wolf Who Cried Boy! James O’Neill and Russell Ayto Picture Corgi I doubt there are many readers who aren’t familiar with the classic The Boy Who Cried Wolf story but what happens when someone turns the tale clean upside down?

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Assessing the Assessment (Rubric 2.0)

This week in CEP 813, I spent time exploring the foundational principles of the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework originally created by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe in 2005.  184 more words


Failure As a Learning Mode - Defining the Problem

The education systems  face many wicked problems that are intricate to solve.  One such problem is failure as a learning mode. This week, my think-tank discussed and brainstormed the causes of this wicked problem in order to better define and understand the wickedness of failure.   325 more words