Habits of Mind

When given the opportunity to tackle big ideas, this is how children begin to see themselves. The students become interested in solving problems, something we want them to be able to do in all subjects. We never set out to be the next Zuckerberg. After all, that’s not what STEM and Computational Thinking is about. […]

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Kindergarten Teaches the World

Ever since I heard about Somersaulting the Classroom for those still on the fence about a total flip, I was intrigued. Could something like this be done with my Kindergarten students? I wasn’t 100% sold on a total flipped classroom with 5 & 6-year-old students but I toyed with the idea all throughout my COETAIL […]

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Curating the Coach Better Slow Chat

Ever since I completed the Eduro Learning Micro Credential back in June I’ve made a conscious effort to stay connected (in some capacity) with my mentor Kim Confino & the Eduro Learning Team. The unique program was a valuable experience in which, similar to COETAIL, contained loads of personal and practical professional development. Upon completion, […]

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Let Go

“Letting go” has become a catch-all phrase in spiritual circles that often get misinterpreted. Here’s a powerful video of Krishnamurti, Alan Watts and Terence Mckenna discussing the art of mindfully letting go of our attachments and what it really means to live in the flow of life. The moment we make it about “keeping” something […]

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Make the Road by Walking

“No one knows enough to worry.” – Terence McKenna  Make a Plan   Adjust your Aim & Take Initiative “You change the world you live in phenomenologically, psychologically, by changing what you aim at.”   – Jordan Peterson  Next, figure out how to get there. Find ways to upskill yourself and then never stop. Let this […]

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Techs & Balances

“Yes, kids love technology, but they also love legos, scented markers, handstands, books and mud puddles. It’s all about balance.”   – K.G. 1st Grade Teacher  In my classroom, there are eight Ipads making it a 2:1 student to iPad ratio. Still with a 2:1 ratio it’s important to be aware of the challenges of unnecessary use […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide

We live in a digital world, but we’re fairly analog creatures. -Omar Ahmad Just think about the five most important technology trends of the 21st century: search, smartphones, mobile operating systems, media, and the cloud. Now think about whether or not any if of those trends made it into your school? Perhaps, if you’re lucky, […]

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