Barbara relates Forrest Gump’s life to any child at any level who takes every opportunity to grow and learn. Public schools and the movement to remove experienced teachers, move toward Common Core Standards, and increase testing based on these standards will fail our children and our nation.
Are you indispensable? You cannot do it all. If you let go and delegate the small stuff, and take the first step to do the hard stuff that really makes a difference.
Change the way you think about work. You may never get rich as an employee and you could lose your job. Start thinking like an entrepreneur. Do something you love and make money off of it.
David Thornburg shared the educational Holodeck where students can simulate a mission to Mars or other interactive, immersive simulations. All activities are inquiry-based where students are members of a team where they own the learning experience.
Sir Ken Robinson shares in a creative way why we need to get over the academic culture of our institutes and design new learning environments in the process of globalization.
Barbara reflects on her presentation she did for Classroom 2.0 on Elluminate October 30th, 2010.
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.