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Does Your School Need a Culture Re-Boot?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Local Professional Collaboration, Student Life, The Teaching Life, Voices, What We're Reading |

As a new book by Kaplan and Owings clearly demonstrates, many schools are mired in an education culture that’s a poor match for the needs of today’s K12 students. They need a culture re-boot – a process explored in detail by the authors and summarized by PLP Voices reviewer Sister Geralyn Schmidt.

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Reflections on Virtual Integrity

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in The Moral Imperative, The Teaching Life, Voices | 2 comments

Integrity is a key virtue for today’s culture, says Sister Geralyn Schmidt, education technology coordinator for the Diocese of Harrisburg (PA). “In today’s world, each of us who has a digital footprint makes two impressions: one in the real world and one in the virtual world. The words and attitudes that we use in both arenas must match. When we achieve this, we become someone whom others can truly rely upon.”

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The 8 Aspects of Teacher Learning

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, The Teaching Life, Voices | 12 comments

The way teachers teach their students has, I believe, a direct correlation to the way in which they learn themselves. We have all read in the latest teaching journals that teachers of today have to be devoted to lifelong learning. But what does that mean, really? What elements affect teacher learning and then in turn affect how that teacher teaches?

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