What podcast speaks to the importance of a “culture of learning” in schools? Allison Tucker asked me this question earlier this week. I love podcasts. I listen while running, driving, walking, doing dishes… I immediately thought of the awesome conversation between Alfie Kohn and Gary Stager. If you haven’t heard it, take the time. But […]
What are our most urgent student learning needs? This question is at the centre of tables around the province as boards and schools go through their new school and board improvement process (SILC: System Improvement Learning Cycles). The new process, evolving from the former BIPSA process, is more agile (faster cycles), more targeted, and more […]
How are we preparing our students for the digital economy that is not their future, but their present? How do we create the compelling argument that this is important, that this should be a priority in our school system? ~~~~~~~~~~ Walmart is mere months away from replacing their warehouse workers with drones and robots. Automation […]
How do we successfully navigate the chasm between “progressives” and “traditionalists”? The RSA Report (March 2016) Creative Public Leadership suggests that creating a compelling argument is the first step. For those of us who have been learning online for nearly 20 years, creating a compelling argument might seem redundant. We wonder why it seems so hard […]
Over the last few days I have been thinking about an article that was shared with me last week on Twitter. How can design thinking be used in classrooms to help students achieve the skill sets and mindsets needed in 2016? In his book, The Global Achievement Gap, Dr. Tony Wagner outlined the skills all students […]
In a recent post (Where’s the Beef?), I identified the problem with sharing ‘activities’ in online environments. How do we help educators and leaders identify visible learning as opposed to visible activities? Silvia Rosenthal Talisano carried the conversation further, with the suggestion of the #document4learning hashtag for sharing learning openly in social media. My colleagues […]
If you were unable to attend Heidi Siwak’s closing keynote at #BIT15 this year, you missed an amazing learning experience. Let’s see if we can share the important points. Here is Heidi’s link to the resources. Here is the storify of the Twitter chat for the event.