This is an expanded version of Barbara’s Ignite speech at ISTE 2016 on June 26, 2016 on why storytelling and stories matter.
Guest Post by Paula Ford, Kindergarten teacher, Manuel De Vargas Elementary School in San Jose, California (cross-posted on Personalize Learning) Manuel De Vargas Elementary @DeVargas, is a Title I school in the Cupertino Union School District in California. We have over 29 languages spoken at our school. Our school is in year 2 of transitioning to a STEM …
Teachers are leaving the profession. There is a teacher shortage. The system isn’t working for Millenials. Barbara puts out a call for action to change the system and value our teachers now.
Barbara finds out she’s a human doing and tries to change her ways by prioritizing what is the most important.
Learned Helplessness and compliancy was built into the system. It’s time to change that so kids take responsibility for their learning.
Algorithms and data determine how a company markets to you what they believe you will want and need. Barbara takes that a step further and challenges what that will mean for teaching and learning and how “personalization” has to be different for our kids and their future.
It all comes down to one thing: passion to learn and changing the focus to learning not on teaching. Article sharing 9 strat
There is a lot of talk going around about “personalization” and “personalized learning” harming kids. We need to clarify this NOW. It’s time to put the “person” in “personalization” and stop the conversations going in directions that take us off course.Elliot Washor (@elliot_washor) shared about this concept of putting the “Person” in “Personalization” in his post …
Check out examples of three Libraries that transformed to Makerspaces and see how projects can become activities ta expand authentic learning activities.
I want to keep this short. I’ve been writing, speaking, tweeting, sharing, learning, and traveling a lot. Some days I’m not moving out of my chair for hours. I know I tell everyone about getting in the “flow,” but this is ridiculous. I sometimes work right through lunch, breaks (what are those?) and then the phone …