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…

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Moments to Find Your People and Your Beat

The Elusive Perfect Moment from The Educator's Sandbox (theedsandbox) was the first blog post I read in IMMOOC. It was also the moment that I knew I was hooked. 'This person TOTALLY gets Me' is all I could think as I read. I too have been gripped by fear of 'doing it wrong'. I'm so glad that…

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…