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17 questions we should really be asking students. Bullet Journal Instructions – Bullet Journal. Now what?

Bullet Journal Instructions – Bullet Journal

Congratulations, you’ve made it all the way through! Start by getting a notebook and trying out the system for a least two months. Cookies and Biscuits Archives - Sweeter Life Club.

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Principals As Chief Culture Officers: Five (Not Always Easy) Steps. Eric Saibel , Assistant Principal, Global School Play Day, writer, painter, CUE Rockstar faculty.

Principals As Chief Culture Officers: Five (Not Always Easy) Steps

Posted 03/04/2015 8:39PM | Last Commented 03/13/2015 2:27AM There is much talk these days about the school principal as “instructional leader.” I Have To Push My Own Limits To Let My Kids Find Theirs. Agency and Ownership. Last week I attended uLearn15, an epic conference in Auckland with 1700 teachers and 250 sponsors and exhibitors.

Agency and Ownership

On the first day I ran a Breakout session called Agency and Ownership: Why the How? Initially planned as a smallish interactive workshop, it proved very popular as people chose their sessions so it grew into a large presentation to around 250 people with a lot more of me talking from the front. Core Education filmed this presentation and streamed it live from their conference website. You can watch it here (jump to 11.50 where it actually starts): Or, if you don’t have an hour and a half spare, this post will cover the highlights. The Man Who Will Save Math. In 2008, a panel convened by President Bush called American math achievement “mediocre.”

The Man Who Will Save Math

Bush hoped to “keep America competitive.” Given that success in mathematics is a strong predictor of college and career success, the panel was worried. The “delivery system” of the math classroom, their report declared, “is broken and must be fixed.” Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work? Reflections of a Reluctant Writer / The Grassroots Are Always Greener. Reflections of a Reluctant Writer / The Grassroots Are Always Greener. UNITED COLONIES ARG- MODULE 1. Components of an ARG Trailhead/Rabbit Hole - A deliberate clue which enables a player to discover a way into the game.


Most ARGs employ a number of trailheads in several media, to maximize the probability of people discovering the game. Some trailheads may be covert, others may be thinly-disguised adverts. These entry points are also referred to as “Rabbit Holes”. The Curtain - The curtain is generally a metaphor for the separation between the game runner and the players. Learning is Not a Mechanism: Assessment, Student Agency, and Digital … Screw Finding Your Passion.

Remember back when you were a kid?

Screw Finding Your Passion

You would just do things. You never thought to yourself, “What are the relative merits of learning baseball versus football?” You just ran around the playground and played baseball and football. Inspiring inquiry through picture books. — Kath Murdoch. "The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see.

Inspiring inquiry through picture books. — Kath Murdoch

Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known. But this bridge will only take you halfway there. The Mind Lab by Unitec Blog: How old are leaders? I know the following commentary is controversial.

The Mind Lab by Unitec Blog: How old are leaders?

But in the interest of a robust discussion and education advancement I wish to present a view that our education system needs a spring clean. For real representation and diversity in education leadership we need to inject dynamic, bold, youthful educators into the exclusive Principal club. According to the New Zealand government website Education Counts, in 2012 (the most recent stats available) just 13% of our public and state integrated school principals are aged 45-49 years.