Day 31. I’ve blogged for 31 straight days. Whew. I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was challenging but it was also exhilarating. My plans? I’m not sure yet. Part of me thinks blogging daily is a really high bar…a bit too steep, perhaps? I have this irresistible urge to put a number on […]
Tonight I spent some time writing a descriptive essay in the form of a “For Sale” ad, which is what I’m having my students do right now. As often as possible, I slide my tired, size 7 feet into my students’ shoes to help me better understand what I’m asking them to do…and I am […]
I really want you to hear about CHOICE from the experts…my students. I’m working on getting them to share their thoughts via the awesome tool, Flipgrid. Until then, here is a beautiful segue from my last post on VOICE to CHOICE: Some Myths about Student Voice and Choice When reading Pernille’s article, what resonates […]
I want…no make that need to do a good job on this post about CHOICE. Trouble is…I’m exhausted. I need to blog to stay true to the “Slice of Life” challenge. So, we’ll take a slight detour tonight. Tonight…this is my post…telling you about not blogging about CHOICE. I promise to return tomorrow!
As promised, the next five days will be focused on what I call the “Five Elements of Personalized Learning”: Voice, Choice, Pace, Place, Path Today I’ll focus on voice. As is true for all five elements, there are many overlapping nuances to the elements and perhaps none more so than Voice and Choice. It’s challenging […]
I spent some time reading posts from my last blog and found an interesting post I wrote about personalized learning while working with Hannah last year. You can read it HERE. Now that we’re on the tail end of this school year, it’s fascinating to reflect on my journey thus far. In the next […]
I’ve been told, on occasion, that I am a marketer’s dream. It doesn’t take much to convince me to “give it a try.” So it was, today, when this tweet appeared in my feed: It was the “INK JOY” that drew me in. Ink…joy…and the colors…utterly irresistible. 2:30 p.m. today: Journeyed to Staples…$10.00 off. […]
Last week: Fear. Distrust. Yesterday: “I like this class.” Today: “Mrs. Harrod…have a good weekend”, followed with a hug. When everything is stripped away from this profession I love so much; when distilled down to the pure essence of what I do each day…what remains […]
Bridges…I’m thinking of bridges…specifically the ones spoken about in this post. Today, a bridge sprung to life with the utterance of four simple words: “I like this class.” Bridges. In one week, we’ve got the beginnings of a bridge. Cautiously optimistic…so fragile…so delicate…but a bridge nonetheless.
Personalized learning. So many beautiful, complex facets to those two words. Distilled to its essence, it has everything to do with respect…a deep, abiding respect for the uniqueness of each person. We. Are. All. Different. That is my compass. Everything I do comes from that space: creating learning experiences, choosing novels, sharing digital tools…they all […]