Cross posted on Ideas and Thoughts It’s been a great privilege of mine to organize and host several evenings across Canada called “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery”. These evenings are held in a local watering hole and feature passionate educators from the Discovery Educator Network and beyond sharing a story of passion be it in
85 educators walk into a bar… That’s what happened last night in Vancouver. A gathering of teachers from various districts crammed into a small space to share passions and connect with folks who are passionate about children and learning. This rendition, like the previous events in Winnipeg and Edmonton featured great presenters and enthusiastic participants who
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Teachers on a Saturday. By choice. Exploring and sharing. Keeping it simple. #DENapalooza A photo posted by Discovery Education (@discoveryed) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:10am PST This “formula” makes DENapaloozas fantastic events. No question this was the experience of the 75+teachers who spent the day together in West Palm Beach, Florida. Steve Dembo and
As we prepare for perhaps our largest ever virtual field trip next week, today students from Hamilton Wentworth District School Board engaged in a transatlantic conversation around the topic of Remembrance Day with students from Pakeman Primary School in Islington, UK. Both Canada and the United Kingdom celebrate Remembrance Day on November 11th. Students from
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After last week, I was a little scared. Trying to replicate the energy and quality of the presentations was a bit daunting. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. I forget what happens when you bring together passionate educators, put them in a great space, offer food and drink and let them share. Magic.
We all know that the DEN is about people and tonight was a prime example. With the help of DEN STAR Andy Mckiel, he and I organized an evening that included 10 Ignite style talks from local educators. The talks included: Andy McKiel – a bit of a thing for wood Tara McLauchlan – I
We’re on a roll. Today’s Walk and Talk asks a simple but I think challenging question: Why would students want to come to your class? It really came out of a post I wrote last week called “Put Away The Laptops“. I’m dead serious when I ask for some comments here. I’d love to know
Remember the Walk and Talk series? Sure you do. At least pretend you do and go back and watch the past episodes and then reshare them. They’re pretty good. Tim kicks off this school year with some interesting thoughts on grading. Watch and give him some feedback, he’s asking for some.