A Learning Timeline

Yesterday I needed help on a project so I put out a request to my PLN on twitter. Help needed: looking for easy & free way to curate and share highlights w/ target audience. @BethStill @RafranzDavis @sarahdateechur — Sherri Spelic (@edifiedlistener) July 30, 2014 To which Sarah responded: @edifiedlistener @BethStill @RafranzDavis I see a lot… Continue reading A Learning Timeline

It’s Not Only White People Who Need to Learn about Race

I started to write a post about how much I still have to learn about race in the United States and quickly realized that I could not tackle that in under 700 words, nor would I like to try. For me as an African-American woman there are all kinds of assumptions out there about what… Continue reading It’s Not Only White People Who Need to Learn about Race

Try on someone else’s shoes – Alternative summer PD

Opportunities for learning abound when we open ourselves to the possibilities. Here’s an example: My 6 year old son is attending summer day camp at my school this week. For him it’s a novel situation. He’s involved with peers who hail from all over the world and speaks English all day long (instead of German).… Continue reading Try on someone else’s shoes – Alternative summer PD

Students reflect and I learn

This school year I’ve been trying to develop a new habit: offering students regular opportunities to reflect on their learning and sharing those insights in different ways.  Sometimes I do this near the end of class and students can share their responses with the whole group.  At other times, I ask them to ponder a… Continue reading Students reflect and I learn

Personal Professional Development

Yesterday I had the pleasure of leading a workshop on Team Building and Reflective Conversations. It was a rare opportunity to pull together several pieces of my recent thinking on teaching, coaching and group dynamics among other topics into a lively learning experience for some of my colleagues.  In my planning for the event I arrived… Continue reading Personal Professional Development