Thursday, December 20, 2012

Post of the Week: Dec. 20, 2012: Being Grateful Wall

This is a simple task, yet one I hope many of you will take a moment out of your day to actually do.. Please visit this wall(wisher) and share one or two things for which you are grateful.  

Whether personally, professionally, or both, I hope that this shared activity will help us all re-focus on the positives in our daily lives..

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Have a wonderful holiday break with friends and family !!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Video of the Week: Learning to Change - Changing to Learn

A must view.. 

For those who have taken any of the graduate courses I've taught over the years, you may recognize one or more of these highly respected and internationally recognized educators ...  One speaker was highlighted in a prior blog post.  This is not far off from reality.. brace yourselves.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Thought of the Week: What's Obvious to You...

"What's Obvious to You
Is Amazing to Someone Else"

This so resonated with me.. Ask any of the teachers in Sudbury with whom I co-present at various tech/educational conferences.  I panic beforehand thinking I have nothing new to offer the audience. "Who is going to be impressed with what we're saying?  Don't they know all of this already?  They're going to laugh at me for sure.. !" Those are the things that play in my head.  But each and every time I put myself out there, I always end up feeling awesome and that I truly did contribute!  People DO learn from me, and I from them.  

Teachers are well known (generally speaking) for feeling that their work is not worthy of sharing with others.  We want kids to know that their voices are worthy, and worthy of publication to an audience.  So too are our voices.. so make your voices heard!  Blog, Tweet, Comment on blogs (hint, hint).. You never know if what you have to say is amazing to someone else.. !