The Walking Dead…at a School Near You?

People talk about the idea of a zombie apocalypse and if it could ever really happen, funny thing is it already has! Our children are being turned into veritable zombies everyday that they sit and do uninspired work at school or are expected to fit into a one-size fits all cookie cutter style of education.…

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On Being Timeless

Recently, Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Education at Microsoft, gave an analogy during his talk at the E2 Educator's Conference in Singapore, he said: "If you took a surgeon from a hunded years ago out if an operating theatre and put him or her in a hospital today they would be completely lost and not…

Innovative Messages

What messages are you sending? Let's consider the messages we send when we innovate in the classroom. We show our students that learning is ongoing, a process and something to embrace - always. Innovation enhances everything we do. It makes life interesting. It creates passion. It's contagious. But most importantly it says we think enough…

Don’t Just Interrupt – Disrupt

Definition of disrupt a :to break apart - rupture b :to throw into disorder  c :to interrupt the normal course or unity of I have interrupted my normal course plans temporarily for special occasions and other timely reasons, but until recently I had never really disrupted my routine. This past month my class and I have been involved in…

Learning Needs

As teachers we all learn about Bloom's taxonomy and want to push our students to attain upper levels of thinking - analyzing, evaluating and creating. If we apply the SAMR model we want students to also attain the upper levels - modification and redefinition. Yet we also have to take into consideration the needs that…