Earlier this year I designed a template to introduce teachers to the usefulness of using Google Presentation as a tool for research. The purpose of the template is for use as a starting point to help teachers plan and implement technology driven learning experiences that are fueled by Essential Questions and aligned to Common Core Standards.
These arguments miss the point of the MOOC, and that point is, precisely, to make education available to people who cannot afford pay the cost to travel to and attend these small in-person events. Having one instructor for 20-50 people is expensive, and most of the world cannot afford that cost. That's *why* the institutions - from which the attendees of this conference were uniquely selected - charge thousands of dollars of tuition every year.
Mindful coaches perfect a form of conscious and comfortable simultaneous attention to themselves, their coachee, the relationship between them, and the mental, emotional, and relational dynamics occurring in the moment. There are three aspects of mindfulness that have particular pertinence to leadership coaching:
1) an empty mind
3) permissive attention
As a Vistage Chair, 27 years in June, it is about learning to listen, quieting my own thoughts, and asking questions that allow both the person I'm working with and myself to learn something new. We are mysteries that will never be totally known, no matter how long we delve. We are back to Lee Thayer's: Thinking influences who I am and the habits I cultive. And who I am shows itself in what I do and don't do. It all starts with how I think. Get that right and life becomes an amazing journey of discovery and creatiity. If you want to know the future, create it.
It is about being the crucible that if dropped would shatter and at the same time is able to hold molten metal allowing the slag and dross to be cleared away. In communication we share one thing: our humanity.
Whether you're hunting for a new job or making the most of the gig you have, avoid these major LinkedIn no-nos.
Some reminders when it comes to posting on LinkedIn. For many of us, mistakes are just good learning lessons.
The word "sincere" comes from the Latin "sine cera" that is: without wax. When a sculptor had chinks or dings in a statue, he would take the dust of the sculpted piece and mix it with bee's wax. Then he would fill in the chinks and dings. Probably the original: Bondo Romanus.
So when what you purchased was what you got, it was 'sine cera."
I think what the author is saying that apart from all the right things to do, am I getting a getting a professional who is also personable and sincere.
Today's guest blog post by Cathy Mere will help you jump on the electronic record-keeping bandwagon. Learn how to use Evernote to keep conferring notes on all of your students.
"We learn so much sitting beside writers as they work in our workshops each day. Two years ago I gave up my spiral notebook I used to keep records of writing conference conversations for a digital system. Saying goodbye to my spiral notebook with tabbed sections for each student was easier than I anticipated. The time was right. More and more often I found myself wanting to do more than record handwritten snippets of evidence, thought, and conversation. More and more I found myself wanting to take pictures of student work or record student voices. More and more I found myself wanting to link to digital pieces students were creating. More and more I seemed to have a device in my hand instead of a pen. After learning about Evernote I decided to see if I could use it as a tool to record notes from across the day. I found myself enjoying the seamlessness of Evernote. It seemed Evernote was a tool to allow me to capture the learning journeys of the young writers in my classroom.
"To begin I created a notebook for each student and then placed them in a class stack. Each time I confer with a writer during writing workshop I use Evernote. Before I begin our conversation I glance through the last few notes, watch the work the writer is doing, and wait for an appropriate moment to chat. For me, it has worked to create a new note inside the student’s notebook each time I have a conference with a writer. My conferences are often structured like this:"
Wikipedia's most common sources of information are news outlets, books, and academic archives. So if your teacher has banned Wikipedia, just follow Wikipedia's trail of sources to get to the good stuff. Oh, and don't tell them we sent you.
Here’s a common scenario. Someone emails and asks about an elearning tutorial I have on the blog. It’s not always easy to find the specific tutorial buried in a given post. In fact, there are many times I either forgot that I had created that tutorial or I can’t recall where it’s at either. I know. It’s part of getting older.
Today I am going to fix that. I have listed every blog post that has a video tutorial that shows how to create something related to online learning. So, if you’re just getting started with building online learning courses (or new to the blog), now you have a handy resource with links to all sorts of rapid elearning tutorials.