Leading Canadian school change theorist Michael Fullan has, until recently, remained curiously silent on the 21st century digital learning movement. His 1982 book, The Meaning of Educational Change, put him on the map as an expert on “school change management”, but his strategies tended to be “top-down” and focused inside the system. … More
Yesterday, educator and voicEd.ca author, Erik Rosenberg posted a video about 21st century learning, student engagement and the future of education. I would encourage all of you to take the time to view it, and then let’s talk about it.… More
Have you seen that comic that compares a parent teacher interview in 1960 to one in the year 2010? It’s the one that shows the 1960’s parents screaming at the kid over a failing mark while in recent times, both the parents and the kid are screaming at the teacher.… More
“These students are limited by the structure of school and have to pursue their learning goals outside of classroom hours.… More
There’s an adage that keeps coming to mind as I dive more deeply into thinking about what it means to be a teacher, a learner—even a parent—in this day and age.… More
Today, I had a serious discussion with the principal at my elementary school about allowing personal mobile devices in the classroom. Currently, if a student is caught with a phone or iPod, it is taken to the office, where it stays for the day. … More
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