Companies will be looking for people who are creative and innovative. Play is important to prepare our children for their future. Barbara shares three tools that represent the constructionism theory.
Some of the Common Core Standards seem to be more vague than state standards. Teachers will need support, training, and creative ways on how to match these standards.
Barbara was invited to facilitate professional development at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii where 120 teachers worked in collaborative teams to create PSAs about their school. What was meaningful was the reflection on the process.
Technology has always impacted society and culture. This post reviews the historical perspective, where we are now, and the value of arts and culture.
Barbara shares why bringing joy back into learning helps students deepen understanding of concepts. Students can use authentic performance assessments and technology to help them improve achievement.
People tend to sabotage themselves when they don’t think they can change. It is easier to go back to what they are used to. This post is about why teachers sabotage projects. Change is not easy, but it is rewarding. Start small with one project.
Barbara shares professional development days at Garfield Elementary school in San Leandro Unified School District and explains that the tech team really did their job. This is how coaching is supposed to work.
Students may be doing better on IQ tests but their creativity level is declining. We need to change our mindset about what students need to learn to be productive 21st century citizens.
Barbara shares why may not realize we are all still thinking in the box and refers to Seth Godin’s blog about questioning the decision before the decision.