We need to provide training, collaboration and opportunities to learn if change is to take place. Whitby discusses both importance of embracing change as well as the need to change the underlying culture of education to make it so.
“Sherwen Mohan forwarded this one on to me for sharing on the blog, and it's an interesting read. Terry Heick from TeachThought talks about learning channels, which are the essential routes used by students to gain an ...
I'm both in awe and encouraged at the current trend of teacher-led professional learning occurring across our country. Our nations' teachers are taking control of their own learning and are using a wide variety of social media ...
Jennie Snyder, Ed.D.'s insight:
Connected professional learning - ways to take charge of your own learning.
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Collaboration is an essential component of teachers' professional development. Collaboration has never been as easy as it is now especially with the advance of technology and widespread internet connection.
What if early learning professionals considered social media as a form of making learning visible, for leaving traces? Heeding Malaguzzi advice that “teachers must leave behind an isolated, silent mode of working, which ...
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