by Lisa Noble | Apr 30, 2019 | Making The Shift, Student Life, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices
All of us who advocate for the learning potential of mobile technologies continue to navigate the hurdles of opening up BYOD devices in the unique context of school. My students and I had an â€œa-haâ€ moment the other day, in terms of digital citizenship and how we really need to think before we post images to the Internet. Or maybe even before we take the picture.
by Powerful Learning Practice | Mar 1, 2016 | Sheryl, Student Life“Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your roadmap through life; it should make you...
by Sr Geralyn Schmidt | Dec 4, 2013 | Passion Based Learning, Student Life, Voices
Tech leader and long-time teacher Sister Geralyn Schmidt offers eight aspects of good teaching, from her warm and fuzzy, sisterly perspective. One of our favorites: teaching the integrity skill, both in the face-to-face world and the virtual world.
by Sr Geralyn Schmidt | Aug 15, 2013 | 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 â€“ a process explored in detail by the authors and summarized by PLP Voices reviewer Sister Geralyn Schmidt.
by Arwen Kuttner | Jul 8, 2013 | Student Life, The Teaching Life, Voices
Pulling children out for extra help can be a tricky area to navigate, writes Arwen Kuttner, reflecting on her first year in a support teacher role. “Elementary age children walk a tightrope between craving the individual attention I can give them, and the fear that others will think less of them for needing that attention. I have to normalize the experience and make them feel good about coming.” Here are some ways she works to accomplish that.
by Sr Geralyn Schmidt | Apr 2, 2013 | Student Life, Teacher Leadership 2.0, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices
Teacher and technology coordinator Sister Geralyn Schmidt reflects on the responsibility of teachers to work with parents as they guide their children in safe and productive online activities.