Category Archives: teaching paradigm

Drafting Presentations Part 1: Epiphany

I was sitting in class today, listening to the sixth of seventeen group presentations I will hear in the next three days. They were pretty much bad. Not bad in the inarticulate way, but bad in the ‘we’re going through … Continue reading

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Are you doing “Workshop?”

I was asked that question back at the beginning of the year. “Are you doing workshop?” The follow up questions usually revolve around something like ‘how will you fit it in?’ or ‘what will you not do?’ These questions reveal … Continue reading

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Learning more, ‘teaching’ less.

Oooof. The end of the school year is never easy, for me, for the students, for the parents, for anyone. And this one has been particularly tough. I have had some things happen this semester which have been really challenging … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Kooks Part Deux!

As promised, here is follow up to the post I did a while back on the two MOOCs I took over the past month and half. It was an interesting experience. Purely as a student, I enjoyed the heck out … Continue reading

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Of MOOCs and Kooks

Okay, I just liked that title. This post is really about MOOCs. And I suppose we are kooks in any meaningful sense of that term. So maybe the title is appropriate after all. MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses. There … Continue reading

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The “Intentional Fallacy” and other things that get in the way…

We have to start videoing what happens in our office. We had a three way conversation yesterday that will be impossible to replicate, but I will try to capture the essence. I was having a conversation with a colleague in … Continue reading

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The more things change…

The more they stay the same right? “In a complex period of transition, many Americans do not have a full appreciation of the public school system. The teacher is not respected sufficiently, and financial support for schools is lacking. Many … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson at RSA Animate!

Some interesting comments on paradigm shift, school structure, creativity, and divergent thinking. Thanks to Joe Bower at Love of Learning for putting this up. I love the RSA Animate videos, I even show them to my classes when appropriate. Hadn’t … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson at TED- We need a revolution.

Yes, yes we do. I love listening to him. Hope you do too. -F. Scott

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The issue with teachers and students- Animated!

This video has been making the rounds on the internet- It came to me by way of a friend on Facebook. Ah Facebook- occasionally good for something other than sucking your creative soul. It is a really fun animated version … Continue reading

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