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Figure It Out

I have taken on a scary and fun enterprise this school year.  I am teaching a course about something I know very little or nothing about.  325 more words

Educational Theory

Open Education and teaching students to self-teach

In this age of massively open online learning and direct peer-to-peer transfer of knowledge, students and educators face a fascinating paradox.

In many online networks of shared knowledge, learning is social, knowledge is based on communal consensus and is in a constant state of flux and redefinition, and the voices and perspectives which feed that democratic definition of “knowledge” are increasingly diverse. 360 more words

Educational Philosophy

Is there a difference between group work and cooperative learning?

In this clip, I have briefly shown the difference between setting up group work-stations and group activities that develop better learning outcomes.


Group work or cooperative learning?

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Educational Theory

The New Australian Curriculum: Another piece of paper or a true vehicle for change in schools?

For the last few years, teachers in schools across the country have been scrambling to get their head around the new curriculum. But what does it mean for schools, teachers and students? 430 more words


How Do You Activate a Student's Mind?

There is a number you call to activate a credit card.  There is usually some highly confusing route in order to activate an online account, full of questions about my favorite flavor of milk or who my mother’s great-aunt’s husband punched in the nose.   799 more words

Educational Theory

"Loves Mankind, Hard on People" - Bronson Alcott, Mr. Keating, and the Dangers of Putting Ideals before Students

I have spent the last week at Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, attending their annual Summer Conversational Series. (As an aside, it is my second year attending the SCS, and it’s an amazing experience. 1,050 more words


susanwbailey reblogged this on Louisa May Alcott is My Passion and commented:

This an amazing post from one of our readers, a young educator who spoke for the first time at the Summer Conversational Series this summer. She certainly made me rethink "Dead Poet's Society," one of my favorite movies.