I’m working with a couple groups of teachers next week who want to explore the idea of blogging as a way of promoting inquiry and professional growth in their practice. As I’ve proposed to one group, here’s the session description as I’m thinking of it: We’re on the third generation of writing tools for […]Read More Faking It
I’m working this week from Austin, Texas, where I’m at the Building New Pathways event with the National Writing Project. One of my more interesting consulting projects right now is working on this project, a deep dive into how we build and sustain new pathways for leadership development in the local sites, and the national […]Read More Me, #nwpleads, and 2 Metaphors for NWP Leadership
We held a processing session for several of our DLC teacher researchers today. One of them, an early elementary teacher, said this in mid-presentation as she was discussing the impact of helping her students to monitor their own reading process: So many times, we give assessments but we don’t take the time to give (our […]Read More You’re Sharing The Data, Right?
I’ve been a big fan of the K12Online Conference since it began in 2006 and have had the good fortune to be involved in some way with most years’ event. This year’s conference is chock full of interesting sessions, and I’m pleased to share with you that I’ve got a session in this year’s conference. […]Read More Make/Hack/Play Session at the 2012 K12Online Conference
Later today, I’m honored to be joining my friends and colleagues Jon Becker and Meredith Stewart as we facilitate a session at Educon 2.4 on teacher research and professional development. Specifically, on how we can be critical, in a good way, in our choice and craft of professional development. Here’s the session description: #edchat #RSCON3 […]Read More #Educon 2.4: Talking Teacher Research
Justin Reich and I recently submitted a proposal to the DML Teacher Mastery and Feedback Badges Competition. And, like my recent submission to the DML Conference, it wasn’t accepted. But that’s cool. I was curious about the process and I learned a bunch about the problems and opportunities of badges and badging. In case you […]Read More #DMLBadges for Teachers: We Missed Here, Too
Last night, I got word that my proposal for the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference was not accepted. While I am a bit disappointed that the session wasn’t accepted, I know I’m in good company – according to my rejection notice1, they have a 30% acceptance rate, so lots of good stuff got left […]Read More #dml2012: (Not Accepted.)^3 But I Still Like It.
I’m taking a break from writing up the implications portion of my thesis by coming over here to write some more. I’m beginning to get to the place in my research that I have some definite things to say about what I found out. But I’m having some trouble saying them. Not because I know […]Read More Ruminations on Implications: Notes from the Thesis
On Thursday night, I was helping to introduce the concept of teacher research to a group of teachers in my school district. And it happened. The thing that often happens when you introduce qualitative methodology. We read a sample teacher research study that Michelle and I are fond of. I like the study, a short […]Read More What Counts
If you’ve been following along on what I’ve been up to lately, you know that I’ve been facilitating, along with Michelle and some colleagues from the , some teacher research projects in my school district. It’s good and important work, and I’m trying, as we facilitate, to be engaged in my own teacher research along […]Read More Digging In