Keeping education relevant is a wicked problem in education. A wicked problem is…well, it’s super hard to define and even more difficult to solve. With peers from my MAET course we did a ton of research and tried to come up with some possible solutions to keep education relevant. Continue reading
One of the very first things I teach every year is that we are problem solvers, not problem keepers. Continue reading
When I was first introduced to the concept of quickfires I was excited. Probably because we were told it came from Bravo and I love anything on Bravo TV. Another reason is because I am fairly competitive and like a good challenge to start the day. My definition of a quickfire is:
A task that requires you to put something together that represents your learning/experiences with a serious time constraint.
Screaming for applesauce sounds about right, especially when you make it yourself! Canning apples is a fairly simple and satisfying way to enjoy this nutritious fruit! I gave an update of my progress in When Life Hands you Apples…Can Applesauce. I am proud to say that I can can applesauce successfully! The greatest challenge for me was learning to can applesauce using only YouTube, help forums and anything in my learning network. I LEARNED a lot from this experience. Continue reading
My new school year resolution is to turn my classroom into a more creative working space. I read a wonderful article called Redesigning Education: Why Can’t We Be in Kindergarten for Life? (Le, 2010). One of the kindergarten classrooms that was mentioned was specifically designed to promote creativity. There was space for students to explore and move around. It got me really thinking about what I am going to change about my classroom. Continue reading
To get better answers, you have to ask better questions. I have never read a book more compelling than A More Beautiful Question (Berger, 2014). The ideas in this book apply not only in education but in life itself. It has really made me question everything lately!
It was somewhat challenging to think of a good question to ask when thinking about problems in my own practice. Trying to solve a problem in an environment that is so familiar to me was no easy task. I began thinking about my day at school and what bothers me the most when it hit me…recess. Continue reading
Here is an update on my Networked Learning Project. I chose to learn how to make canned applesauce. The only catch is that I could only use help forums, YouTube, and anything in my Personal Learning Network (PLN). Keep reading to find out about my progress so far. Continue reading
In Building Relationships
I have always wanted to learn about taking pictures through different kinds of lenses and really zoom in on something. The hobby is too expensive for me right now so I just imagine:) In education it is necessary to look through things in a different lens. Continue reading