Category Archives: Professional Development

Magic Squares

      How can a square be magic?  Its symmetry has an aesthetic appeal, and the shape is useful for everything from sock drawers to houses to game boards.  But when you create a square table with equal rows … Continue reading

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How to get a job at Google

http://nyti.ms/1eh1z02 How can I reflect the implications of this article in my teaching? In the course materials I select? In the ways that I enable learning? In the ways that I motivate my students? In the ways that I assess … Continue reading

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Viral Video: Teacher Unappreciation

Viral Video: Teacher Unappreciation. this is the voice that i hear at 2:30am…please don’t ever let me end up like this poor kid’s teacher…i want kids who are this invested to be RUNNING to my classroom…

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‘LessonCasts’: Flipped PD for Teachers

‘LessonCasts’: Flipped PD for Teachers.

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How it’s done.

This is a video of a teacher in New York. My mentor, the wonderful Katie Sullivan, shared this with me as an example of the philosophy and methodology behind her practice. I’d like to make this mine as well. Enjoy. … Continue reading

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Astronomy takes practice

This is what I’m doing this month to practice astronomy and develop my night sky skills. It only takes a few minutes, and with my binoculars, I can see quite a bit. I have my “Observing” section from this month’s … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Approach to Learning LCL Mitchel Resnick 2007

Reflections on reading for LCL MOOC: Author = Mitchel Resnick 2007: direct quotes from his essay are in regular font, my reflections on them are in italics. http://web.media.mit.edu/~mres/papers/CC2007-handout.pdf “This paper argues that the “kindergarten approach to learning” – characterized by … Continue reading

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