What a whirlwind I’ve experienced since my last post. I’ve gotten a new position in a different industry and have really had the chance to see what’s going on outside of “school”. Learning institutions are often insolated from the real world, and in my new position, I am seeing the other side of learning – … Continue reading Searching for REAL Meaning from Education
It's no secret that jobs of the future won't look like they did in the past. Technology and social media continue to be game changers. A recent post on LinkedIn lends credence to the message that current students need more than a traditional brick and mortar education. Without saying so directly, the post reveals what … Continue reading Ready, Set, HIRE!
College and career ready? Are we really teaching the necessary skills kids need for their futures? Studies of business costs resulting from employee behavior show significant losses due to miscommunication (Sanders, 2017). It's entirely possible schools will need to change their focus if they genuinely want students to succeed. In her 2017 article, Sanders mentions … Continue reading College and Career Ready?
The value robotics brings to schools is hard to measure. Read about the life lessons it teaches all of us in The Real Value Robotics Adds to Education.
https://youtu.be/ejsoFZWgGFg We know all about how to be teachers. This year I challenge you to be leaders. Leaders model what they want others to emulate. Brett Lewis, a friend of my family-entering his Junior year of high school- recently went "live" with his fabulous TED Ed talk on YouTube. Brett calls to action all … Continue reading Remember to Model
Educators-start your engines!! Let's do something different this year. Source: Leaders- Let's Model not Mandate #OutsideTheBoxED
My Learning Journey Two years ago I began learning about who I wanted to become. A friend reminded me that time would pass no matter what I chose to do with my life. That conversation prompted me to begin the Digital Learning and Leadership M. Ed. (DLL) program at Lamar University. It has been the perfect … Continue reading Being a Digital Leader
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The Impact of Significant Learning Environments Reflecting on the past is only useful for lamenting regrets and assessing one’s potential for change. My experience in the DLL program has given me cause to reflect upon both. Of course, I have no regrets except that I didn’t find the program sooner - although it probably didn’t … Continue reading Looking Back to See the Future: a reflection
Evidence-Based Learning Society demands evidence, especially in education. Are we hearing the truth? Are schools checking the validity of data? I doubt it. Data is driving curriculum, teaching methods, and technology integration options. Are these choices actually helping kids learn better? Without reliable information, we may never know. If you are hoping to contribute to … Continue reading Publishing the Truth