Surfing Safari

As I submit my final project, I’m still working on the unit in the classroom. For various reasons, the timing just didn’t quite work out, but we are about 92.7% finished.  Throughout the unit, the ideas have swelled, broken, and reformed.  They continue to come in waves.  I have so many ideas of where thisContinue reading “Surfing Safari”

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Its always a challenge to work on a project that relies on creating a project with others that will be completed by someone else who has to ask another group for their participation in order to complete the project.  Huh? It creates a bit of a tangled web of planners, participants and producers that looksContinue reading “Bridge Over Troubled Waters”

Turn, Turn, Turn

Life is a process of change. Without change, life is impossible.  Once you accept that with joy, there is no fear. – Thich Nhat Hanh I came across this quote in the past couple of weeks and as I was planning today, it popped back into my head.  If we substitute “teaching” for “life” IContinue reading “Turn, Turn, Turn”

Let's Get It Started

Its time to really start thinking about this project and getting things rolling.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about it for while, I just need to start taking some action. Here’s an outline of my plan. I’m hoping to drastically improve last year’s oral history project that I started with my 8th grade humanities class.  ItContinue reading “Let's Get It Started”

Let’s Get It Started

Its time to really start thinking about this project and getting things rolling.  Actually, I’ve been thinking about it for while, I just need to start taking some action. Here’s an outline of my plan. I’m hoping to drastically improve last year’s oral history project that I started with my 8th grade humanities class.  ItContinue reading “Let’s Get It Started”

It Takes Two

Sometimes the first idea is a good one, but not the right one.  It turns out my plan for course 5 wasn’t quite on track so here’s a remix. This will be the second year my classes have worked on an oral history project as a service learning and cross-curricular unit.  It went well lastContinue reading “It Takes Two”

Tell Me What You See

I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m in the midst of a transition from a classroom teacher to a full time Technology Integration Coach position.  I’m currently splitting my time between the two jobs.  I’m excited about the change, but it poses a challenge for my focus on the course 5 project.  I could go about myContinue reading “Tell Me What You See”

Shout it Out Loud: Course 3 Final Project

First of all, I spent way too much time on this assignment. But that’s ok, because I really dig this kind of stuff. I had a good time working through my design, redesigning, scratching it and starting over and finally coming up with a finalish product. I’m pretty sure I’ll tweak this more in theContinue reading “Shout it Out Loud: Course 3 Final Project”

The Final Countdown

I’m excited about the possibilities of this project. It is one that my colleague and I have been discussing, planning and re-working since the beginning of the year. Working in an international school is a fantastic opportunity for many reasons. For me, the most important of these is the place in which we work. Schools areContinue reading “The Final Countdown”