Tag: teaching

George Siemens wrote the Duplication theory of educational value about higher education, but I am going to share a quote from this with a couple adaptations for K-12 public education:…

Read More Personalization and Responsibility

When I taught sixth grade science, our students were immersed in learning about wildlife characteristics, environments, and patterns in nature in relation to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuaryand our surrounding region.…

Read More Get connected and make a difference.

  flickr photo via fdecomite As I seek clarity and inspiration for another new school year, a recent conversation with my fellow nemeticists has once again got me thinking. As teacher’s…

Read More If it is to be, it’s up to we…

Every now and then, a student is sent to my office. I don’t encourage this practice, because I feel as though a classroom teacher with whom a student has developed…

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“This creativity aspect is very important because in Finland we believe that risk-taking, creativity and innovation are very, very important for a society like ours. And particularly working in this…

Read More Less is more. Teach less, learn more.

On a recent post about empowering students, Gary Kern asked me a question in his comment: What are your thoughts on the structures and changes needed for teachers, especially at…

Read More An expectation of openness

Most principals became administrators because they are passionate about education and they love to teach.  Why, then, does the system make it so difficult for principals to teach?  How can…

Read More Principals ARE teachers