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Don’t forget the “Social” in Social Media

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  ~ T.S. Eliot The profession of teaching, and education in general, has often been viewed as one of isolation.  Participants relegated to classrooms–devoid of interaction with other adults–except for a few precious moments in the teacher’s lounge, or staged … Continue reading

Blogging: 6 Reasons It’s Not Just for Adults

There have been no shortage of posts related to the reasons educators should blog. As my blog, Molehills out of Mountains, approaches its two-year anniversary, I have spent quite a bit of time considering how blogging has impacted my professional life. I believe that it is entirely reasonable to say that blogging, and the connections … Continue reading

24/7

I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  ~ Albert Einstein Educators treat time as a precious commodity.  We plan lessons, write and follow curriculum maps, and structure our days to “maximize instructional time.”   Students are only in our classes for seven hours (give or … Continue reading

The Innovation Academy: Maintaining Momentum

Educators are adept at avoiding chain reactions.  Especially those of us who work with middle school students.  We are leery of situations that might careen out of control and we have become experts at subverting proverbial avalanches. “You want to leave the classroom and get a drink?  Sorry…if I let you go, everyone will want … Continue reading

An Experiment in Social Media – Input Requested

If you are a regular reader of this blog, or follow me on Twitter, you know that our school is undertaking a significant challenge–developing a blended learning program to best meet the individual needs of our students. Part of this process has been to expose staff members to the wealth of resources and expertise available … Continue reading