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Passionate School Reform | Powerful Learning Practice

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Famed school architect and futurist Prakash Nair likes to say that we as a society have it all backwards.
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Why Science Teachers Should Write - National Writing Project

Why Science Teachers Should Write - National Writing Project | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Love it!@ratzelster on Why Science Teachers Should Write- http://t.co/rtm1hHND @nwp site on Nat'l Day of Writing #vflr #scichat @plpnetwork...
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How I’ll Engage My Students as Learners: Six Ways to Make Connections

How I’ll Engage My Students as Learners: Six Ways to Make Connections | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
As the beginning of the school year gets underway I ask myself this question:
What learning environment will I provide so that my students can’t wait ‘til the next class?
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Thanks to our Faculty Ning Community, We’re Collaborating Like Never Before

Thanks to our Faculty Ning Community, We’re Collaborating Like Never Before | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
image courtesy of Craig Taylor
This past spring, our school’s digital learning team completed a year of professional development through Powerful Learning Practice (PLP). As a final activity, we were asked to design an action research project.
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In Education, World Class Technology Use Begins with Personal Learning Networks

In Education, World Class Technology Use Begins with Personal Learning Networks | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Last week I received an email with the following question:
Do we have any model schools in Norway that could inspire ministers of education and help them promote the use of ICT in their own countries?
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Global Learning: The Primary Way

Global Learning: The Primary Way | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Talking on Skype
On the first day of grade one, as we were thinking about our goals for the year, my students and I talked on Skype with three people who lived in different places around North America.
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Grading – What Is It Good For?

Grading – What Is It Good For? | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
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This past year, I participated in PLP (Powerful Learning Practice) and made some significant changes in the way I teach and the tools I use. I feel my students truly benefited from the shift I began to make.
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How I’ll Engage My Students as Learners: Six Ways to Make Connections | Powerful Learning Practice

How I’ll Engage My Students as Learners: Six Ways to Make Connections | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
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School Leaders: Meet the Wiki | Powerful Learning Practice

School Leaders: Meet the Wiki | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
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Tools, Not Toys – Becoming a Techy Teacher | Powerful Learning Practice

Tools, Not Toys – Becoming a Techy Teacher | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it

This week I’m completing two online graduate courses at The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. I am part of their Teaching 2.0 program, entitled: Emerging Technology Meets Progressive Pedagogy.

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5 Reasons Why Our Students Are Writing Blogs and Creating ePortfolios | Powerful Learning Practice

5 Reasons Why Our Students Are Writing Blogs and Creating ePortfolios | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
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Want Innovation? Put Teachers & Students in Charge of Learning | Powerful Learning Practice

Want Innovation? Put Teachers & Students in Charge of Learning | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it

One of the most infuriating aspects of the discussion about education reform or change has been that there really hasn’t been a discussion. Money and power have trumped experience for far too many years now with the media and the U.S. Department of Education rushing uncritically to get every quote and opinion from billionaires and politicians, while worse helping them label anyone with an opposing or experienced opinion as being for the “status quo” or not having the best interests of children in mind.

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Twitter for Teachers: Discover #hashtag PD!

Twitter for Teachers: Discover #hashtag PD! | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
When I first joined Twitter about a year ago, I signed on to follow my teenage daughters (stalker mom extraordinaire).
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Dear American Friends: I Love Your ISTE!

Dear American Friends: I Love Your ISTE! | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Norwegian school leader, blogger and edu-tech evangelist Ann Michaelsen (center) shares an ISTE 2011 photo op with PLP co-founders Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson.
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Virtual Collaboration for Students: What’s a Primary Teacher to Do?

Virtual Collaboration for Students: What’s a Primary Teacher to Do? | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Are you are already convinced that your students need to learn how to connect, collaborate and learn with others online? Are you longing for your classroom to echo with the sounds of kids asking questions of others who live far away?
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This School Year — More Woot!

This School Year — More Woot! | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Since Woot has now been recognized as a bona fide word in the Oxford English Dictionary, I hereby propose more Woot in our professional lives. Here’s why.
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Inquiry Learning: This Isn’t Scary at All

Inquiry Learning: This Isn’t Scary at All | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
I love the first day of school, as much now as when I was a child. The reason I love it so much? I have an inquiry classroom.
I teach chemistry and biology, both are inquiry and project-based. However, it looks different in each class.
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The Power of e: Moving toward Collaboration and Connectedness

The Power of e: Moving toward Collaboration and Connectedness | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
Small changes can have big effects
Back in late spring, I found myself standing in front of a group of “new” high school teachers in the Diocese of Harrisburg (PA). They ranged in age from wee babes to second careerists.
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Should Teachers Friend Their Students?

Should Teachers Friend Their Students? | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
One of my favorite teachers told me once that he dressed the way that he did — jackets, ties, and other business attire — because he wanted us to know that, while he was our teacher, he was not our friend.
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Teaching by Getting Out of the Way

Teaching by Getting Out of the Way | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
The atmosphere felt very different in my classroom a few weeks ago, as I began the hard work of teaching by getting out of the way.
I’ve always done inquiry science, but it has been more teacher-directed than I wanted.
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Is Your School or Classroom a Comfortable Place to Learn? | Powerful Learning Practice

Is Your School or Classroom a Comfortable Place to Learn? | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it

I’m a big fan of Prakash Nair, the award winning architect and futurist, who has (at least for me) defined how schools and classrooms should be created in the 21st century.

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The courage to change | Powerful Learning Practice

The courage to change | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it

I think all teachers must have times when they’re faced with the decision to continue on the safe road that they know, or radically depart on a way that they believe to be better, but the specific route and outcomes are unknown. At least I’ve been faced with this decision. And in all honesty, sometimes I’ve chosen the former, and sometimes the latter. Although for the last five months, I’ve consistently chosen the latter, and they have been the most challenging and fulfilling five months of my career.

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From the Canadian UnPlug’d Conference: ‘Why Social Justice in Education Matters’ | Powerful Learning Practice

From the Canadian UnPlug’d Conference: ‘Why Social Justice in Education Matters’ | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it

At the beginning of August I had the privilege of convening with 37 educators from across Canada who are passionate about education.

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My First Year of Teaching Dangerously | Powerful Learning Practice

My First Year of Teaching Dangerously | Powerful Learning Practice | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
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Come On, Flip Out. You Know You Want To!

Come On, Flip Out. You Know You Want To! | Voices From the Learning Revolution | Scoop.it
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As we consider whether the “flipped classroom” is the best approach for learning, PLP has a way for you to experience it.
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Powerful, modern, 21st Century action research

Throughout the year, our Powerful Learning Team members collaboratively examine their own educational practice systematically and carefully through a process called Action research.
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