Joy is what makes your heart sing. It is what makes you want to learn, experiment, explore, tinker and even take risks. This post is just the beginning of posts on joy and learning.
Change is Complex. Especially in education. Barbara takes the change process using a graphic from Sylvia Duckworth to understand what change means for teachers and students. Teachers are learners too.
Guest blog by JoAnn Jacobs, sixth grade social studies teacher at Mid-Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii Prior to entering sixth grade, parents fill out a form about their child and feelings about school. Nine times out of ten, the least favorite subject listed is social studies. When I speak to parents at open house, I stress …
We cannot have a world based on fear and hatred. We have to base our world on love and empathy for each other.
Engaging students is when they experience flow. Flow is being fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity.
So before you prepare your presentation, check out the video in this post on what not to do. Then read the tips from Barbara with ideas that may help you create an effective interactive presentation.
Teachers make a difference in children’s lives. They can change the status quo and encourage voice and choice. As an advocate for teachers, Barbara writes why and how teachers can make one small change to build a culture of learning.
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.