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PLP Live: Could This Be Your First Day of Transformation?

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in PLP Live Conference, PLP Live Events | 0 comments

Interview with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach: “I think this conference is going to be incredible. This is not marketing talk — this is my passionate belief: If you are a teacher or school leader who is feeling more and more restless about shifting your professional practice to serve the urgent, unmet needs of iGeneration students, this could be the day your transformation begins.”

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Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in Making The Shift, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices | 8 comments

With information being ubiquitous, I believe that teachers can (and should) take control of their courses by creating their own interactive textbooks. It might seem like a daunting task, but the availability of quality materials online and the power of tapping into personal learning networks should make this a worthwhile learning journey. In this post I will explain the process of creating a digital textbook, tools for each step of the process, and strategies for involving students in its development.

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The Essence of Connected Leadership

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Connected Leadership, Creating Global Classrooms, Teacher Leadership 2.0, Voices | 2 comments

As effective leaders do what they are called to do, they look back and support their followers. This support generates energy and gives the group strength to keep moving forward. I have seen this kind of leadership among those who mentor new teachers and assist them to find their voice and their gifts in the classroom. I have seen this in educators who take a reluctant learner and set their soul on fire with love of learning through their personal interest.

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S H I F T – A New Year’s Resolution for 2012

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Creating Global Classrooms, Less Teacher, More Student, Making The Shift, Personal Learning Networks, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices | 5 comments

As we return to the classroom in January we’re refreshed, renewed, and rarin’ to go, right? If you’ve been putting off shifting your classroom due to time constraints, fear, or confusion about what “shifting” is, now is the time to take that first step forward. In the five full months that remain (in most of North America, at least), commit yourself to one of these steps each month and you’ll be on your way.

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