Literacy and Learning Topics

The Courage to TeachThe Courage to Teach
July 2nd, 2017: The root of the word -courage- is the Latin word -cor,- meaning -heart.- The English word -core- comes from the same Latin root. So at its core, effective teaching is about developing courage.

Using Art to Teach the Classroom HabitudesUsing Art to Teach the Classroom Habitudes
June 26th, 2017: The inspiration for the mural came from Angela Maiers’ book, Classroom Habitudes. We brainstormed ideas to use “We Matter” in our room and with our students.

Guest Post: Dream Big – The Passion of LearningGuest Post: Dream Big – The Passion of Learning
June 26th, 2017: I know that to dream big is to follow in the direction I am being led. I have never looked back and now truly understand what passion and fire feels like as it burns inside of me.

Six Years Later, It’s Clearer Than Ever: We Need to Know We MatterSix Years Later, It’s Clearer Than Ever: We Need to Know We Matter
June 23rd, 2017: Six years later, it is more clear than ever to me: we don’t have an engagement problem, a bullying problem, a substance abuse problem, or a suicide issue. We have a mattering problem.

Getting to the Heart of CollaborationGetting to the Heart of Collaboration
June 23rd, 2017: ollaboration requires unrelenting determination and commitment from those who now understand that the desired result can only be achieved together.

The Immortality of StoriesThe Immortality of Stories
June 23rd, 2017: Cherish every word, every story, every joke (even the bad ones) that our loved ones share with us throughout their lives. That is the power of story, the power of teaching, the power of loving what we do.

Students Solving Heartbreak: Creating Community Around Kid-Safe Minecraft VideosStudents Solving Heartbreak: Creating Community Around Kid-Safe Minecraft Videos
June 21st, 2017: Clean Minecraft Videos is a community with a guiding vision: Profanity Stops Here.

Digital Literacy Is About Power and PrivilegeDigital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege
June 21st, 2017: Digital literacy and critical analysis will not simply emerge.Fluency in any language, digital or otherwise, comes from immersion and access to those grounded and fluent in the language. It must be taught explicitly and directly.
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Genius Hour: Our Promise to Students That Their Passions MatterGenius Hour: Our Promise to Students That Their Passions Matter
June 18th, 2017: Genius Hour is our promise to students that their passions will matter; that they will do work that matters, and we will make time during the school day for it.

Getting Tech R.I.G.H.T.Getting Tech R.I.G.H.T.
June 15th, 2017: Students are not motivated by technology. They are transformed when they get to use the technology to connect, create, collaborate and contribute to a world outside of their classroom. Flip through this deck of my presentation on Getting Tech R.I.G.H.T.

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