community, Community, COMMUNITY? (TBT Remix)

To which level of community are you and your learners connected:  community, Community, or COMMUNITY?  How connected are you and your learners to a community, any community? This week I attended the Trinity School 60th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs since I am invited and included in this learning community.  Dr. Jacobs asked “Who owns … Continue reading community, Community, COMMUNITY? (TBT Remix)

community, Community, COMMUNITY?

To which level of community are you and your learners connected:  community, Community, or COMMUNITY?  How connected are you and your learners to a community, any community? This week I attended the Trinity School 60th Anniversary Speaker Series featuring Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs since I am invited and included in this learning community.  Dr. Jacobs asked “Who owns … Continue reading community, Community, COMMUNITY?

#TEDTalkTuesday: community problem solving

How are we engaging learners in community-issues problem solving? This week’s TED talk celebrates our own. Andrew Hennessy – Turning “Lost” Into “Found” My school faced a problem: An unruly Lost and Found space filled with multiple examples of the same clothing, namely blue fleece cover-ups. My goal was to reinvent the process for labeling, sorting, storing and … Continue reading #TEDTalkTuesday: community problem solving

Developing a Virtual Learning Community – #T3Learns session

How might we stay connected, offer additional ideas, and share experiences with others? What if we leverage social media tools? How might we continue to lead learning without stretching ourselves too thin? How might we continue to contribute to our learning community when we are apart? How might we be more intentional in PD sessions to foster … Continue reading Developing a Virtual Learning Community – #T3Learns session

Building a (Virtual) Learning Community – #T3Learns

Gotta ask…how are you using social media for learning? If you are teaching in isolation, what steps are you taking to build a learning network? What if your peers are all over the world rather than just in your building? I spent the day facilitating mini-PD session on social media for 20 of my fellow T³ … Continue reading Building a (Virtual) Learning Community – #T3Learns

#TrinityLearns Community (week 2)

What did you do at school today? Or, better yet, what happened at school today? There are many days that I know what I did, but I wonder what else happened.  What if we leveraged technology to learn and share, to have a broader and deeper view into the learning episodes in our community? There … Continue reading #TrinityLearns Community (week 2)

Feedback: Pre-Planning Schedule – community learning

Another question I should have asked in my previous post, Back to school: Pre-Planning Schedule – community learning, is about feedback for learning.  Do we ask our learners (teachers or and students) what they liked, what they wished might be different, and for additional ideas? I sent the request for feedback later than I should have … Continue reading Feedback: Pre-Planning Schedule – community learning

#TrinityLearns Community (week 1)

It was a busy first week of school getting acquainted with each other, making new friends, and learning together.  We believe in having a strong sense of community, balancing tradition with a forward-thinking philosophy, having a child-centered focus, and personalizing learning where process is equally as important as product.  We have dedicated faculty and staff … Continue reading #TrinityLearns Community (week 1)

Back to school: Pre-Planning Schedule – community learning

How do we model the learning that we want to see in our classrooms?  Do we put emphasis on building relationships in our community as we learn and work together?  Do we use technology in faculty meetings the way we want teachers to use technology with kids? Do we strike a balance between what we, … Continue reading Back to school: Pre-Planning Schedule – community learning

Age Estimation – Day One Lesson & Community Building

We want to try something different this year for the first day of Algebra I.  (We are hoping that other’s will join us too!)  Our learners will arrive with their new MacBooks. We want to use them immediately.  We think we are going to try the age estimation activity The email request is shown below: … Continue reading Age Estimation – Day One Lesson & Community Building