“The driver for learning is social connection.” The statement above from the Edutopia video on “Making Connections with Greetings at the Door” is one that truly resonated. Check out the entire video below. “I see you, I know you, I’m connecting with you, and you’re important to me.” How powerful is … [Read more…]
Tag: Bill Ferriter
“Change is an opportunity to do something amazing.” The above quote from “The Innovator’s Mindset” has been shared back to me seemingly 100’s of times in the past few weeks. I am going to be honest, that sometimes I get excited to see all of the opportunities this new reality is creating. Then sometimes, … [Read more…]
I read this great post on assessment from Bill Ferriter, “How Would YOU Answer these Questions on Grading?“, where he asks these questions: Do your students care more about their grades than the learning those grades are supposed to represent? Are the grades given in your building an accurate representation of what students know? Are … [Read more…]
Brady Venables shared this post, “Don’t ’empower’ Anybody”, and in it, the author (Claire Lew)refers to her own company and her disdain for the word. Here is what she states: I never think I should “empower” anyone — especially our employees. Why? The definition of the word “empower” is: to give power to (someone); to make (someone) stronger and … [Read more…]
In my last post, “Common Assessments” vs “Common Understandings”, I was reminded of how powerful comments are on a blog, and why blogging is a hugely powerful tool for not only sharing your learning, but learning from others. To be honest, one thing that I feel guilty about is not responding to comments on my … [Read more…]
A fat-free (but very rich) Holiday Recipe for Educational Success that highlights links to some great educators and their ideas for school improvement.