Year: 2014

My World

I created a picture of my world today on The Open University Create Your World. Roughly from left to right, here’s what my picture represents: Good conversations with new friends here, and also faraway friends and online connections Brain research, thinking, questioning and teaching the ABCs and more to five-year-old Arab children Jesus, the Tree… Read more My World

Reading about Learning, Brains and Metacognition

Metacognition is “thinking about thinking.” I may have first heard the term when I was studying reading education for my Masters degree in 2000. I soon came to know it was important to teach children to think about their thinking as they read. It is only then that they can grow as readers and proficient… Read more Reading about Learning, Brains and Metacognition

Easy Gathering of Student Blog Posts

Blog posts are an important way for students to share a response to what they are learning. When I taught junior high, we wrote many blog posts: before, during and after genius hour projects in response to what we learned in history, geography, or science classes essays, poetry and book talks from language arts photo editing, service… Read more Easy Gathering of Student Blog Posts

Versatile, Liebster, Getting-to-Know-You, Merry Sunshine, Blog Meme Nomination

Versatile Blogger Award / Liebster / Getting to Know You Meme Sunshine Blog Post I figured before two years go by, I should finish this blog post! It started with this post from Nancy Carroll in July of 2012. Yikes! Now, since then, I haven’t responded to these posts by Laura Coughlin, Marsha Ratzel, Jeremy Inscho, Joy Kirr,… Read more Versatile, Liebster, Getting-to-Know-You, Merry Sunshine, Blog Meme Nomination