Full Circle

Full Circle

I began my career in outdoor education.  For those of you who have participated or taught in such an environment, the power of a human circle for connection, processing, and sharing is an integral element to the work.  As an outdoor educator you spend time t...

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Teaching Matters

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to find two fresh copies of Teaching Matters, a collection of essays from the faculty and staff at the University of Maine at Farmington in my mailbox, and to see my essay The Landscape of Digital Learning included is a pri...

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Draft Protocol for Adopting New Tools

There is an ever-increasing number of options of instructional materials – including books, devices, and softwares, that may support learning goals.  As district leaders are considering these options, it is important to align resources with district vi...

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Resources on Proficiency Based Education

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Teaching Internationally

Teaching Internationally

In 2011 I was offered a job teaching in Switzerland, and we packed up and moved.  It was an awesome adventure.  We were there for two years, and I often now get asked how we make it happen, so thought I would share. The international season for jobs begins i...

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Science in Second Grade

From: http://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/marble-machines Come join 2nd graders who are exploring motion, movement, gravity, and more as they use marbles to learn and tinker.  We are looking for UMF students to help Engage 2nd grade students with questions Mo...

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Tinkering in Second Grade: Creating Primary Maker Spaces

Tinkering in Second Grade: Creating Primary Maker Spaces

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ELL Exchange Videos

Hello Sever (from Tori, Ben and Katie) Hello Maria Vittoria (from Michayla, Cameron, and Matt T) Hello Gabriele (From Rachel, Matt G, James) Hello Wendy (from Justin, Tristan, and Courtney) Hello Joe (from Brad and Kat)

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Student Engagement in Blended and Online Learning

May 14 University of Maine System Faculty Institute

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Teacher Leadership

I was really excited to find the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession.  The self assessment seems like an excellent way to begin conversations with teachers who are emerging as leaders.

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