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Not One More Thing!

Not One More Thing!

https://vimeo.com/452336234 Last week our team was talking about The Connected Learning Experience and Jennifer decided to secretly hit record as Sheryl shared our key vision behind this year long, job embedded learning experience. Watch as Sheryl talks about how this...

Going Into the Unknown

Going Into the Unknown

Choosing a learning path during COVID-19 is not an easy task. As a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be an educator. I grew up "playing school" with my younger brother and neighbor. I admired and respected my teachers and never thought about...

Don’t Attack Teachers, Support and Encourage Them!

Don’t Attack Teachers, Support and Encourage Them!

I along with many educators across the globe have been trying to figure out how to move forward in this pandemic. Our country is broken, and I am disheartened to hear and see all the fighting over whether we wear masks and if schools should reopen for face-to-face...

Three Things to Consider as You Kick off the School Year

Three Things to Consider as You Kick off the School Year

Last week I had the opportunity to talk to a group of middle school teachers around creating engaging live meetings for their students. As I got off the workshop with them, I reflected on how it went and realized it was a prime example of how things might go for...

Confidence is the New Beautiful in Education

Confidence is the New Beautiful in Education

https://vimeo.com/448191203/f12c41c0fe You have this. Everything you have learned about teaching and learning to this point has prepared you for such a time as this. You are ready. You can do this. Sheryl shares her thoughts on being resilient and one way we can...

Managing Change? Involve Teachers and Parents

Managing Change? Involve Teachers and Parents

https://vimeo.com/447985693/845e56b043 As we go through the next few months many decisions are going to need to be made in our schools, Sheryl shares some key reasons to include all stakeholders in the discussions. We're all navigating this challenging time together...

“I was doing it wrong”

“I was doing it wrong”

As we wrapped up a meeting of our Connected Coaching eCourse last week we were reflecting on our time together. A thought was shared around using "wrong" coaching methods. Below is a quick video on Jennifer's thoughts around it and how it relates to the 2020 school...

Succeeding as a Connected Learner

Succeeding as a Connected Learner

https://vimeo.com/446593474 Unlike learning in face-to-face and traditional school settings, connected learners develop a more generic set of values that help them negotiate learning in blended environments. A primary shift for all of us who are creating learning and...