Disrupting A Culture of One Right Answer
Dec21

Disrupting A Culture of One Right Answer

Disrupting A Culture of One Right Answer In my 17 years of teaching, I have come to understand one truism. Multiple choice questions WILL NOT, HAVE NOT and DO NOT give us rich information about student learning and growth. Period. Full Stop. This epiphany has haunted me for years because of the countless multiple choice [...]

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My Journey to Disruption
Jul28

My Journey to Disruption

Part One: Pause for a minute. Visualize your childhood classroom; What was it like? Did you sit in rows? Robotically complete worksheets? Answer questions at the end of the chapter? Back then, knowledge was static and isolated, it belonged to those who retained it and who were tasked with passing it on. That is the [...]

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Connected Learners Require Connected Teachers
Jul27

Connected Learners Require Connected Teachers

“Our task is to learn how to build smart rooms—that is, how to build networks that make us smarter, especially since, when done badly, networks can make us distressingly stupider.” ― David Weinberger, Too Big to Know   True Confession:  Sometimes I fancy myself more of a motivational speaker than an educational speaker. This is [...]

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