How to connect with students at the start of a new academic year

How to connect with students at the start of a new academic year

This post is from the Marshall Memo 797 Energizing Students from Day One In this article in AMLE Magazine, teacher/consultant/author Rick Wormeli bemoans the fact that students’ eager and receptive frame of mind at the beginning of each school year is often deflated...
On creative collaboration

On creative collaboration

When was the last time you had a really good idea?   And where were you when it happened? Some of my best thinking happens on the treadmill. I feel able to focus on an emerging idea or problem without other thoughts getting in the way when I’m running. Ironically...
Take note

Take note

What do your notes look like?   Think back to the last time you took notes. Perhaps you were in a PL session or meeting, studying for your masters, or preparing for a class? What kind of note taker are you? Are your notes full of doodles, a series of unconnected...
The case for service blogs

The case for service blogs

In the online world, the humble blog arrived relatively late to the party. The term ‘weblog’ only emerged in 1997 (WebDesigner Depot), but since then the growth of blogging has been little short of meteoric. There are now over 172 million active websites...
What have pineapples got to do with collaboration?

What have pineapples got to do with collaboration?

The sea captains of New England who traded among the Caribbean Islands would return to the colonies with cargoes of spices rum, and tropical fruits. Legend has it that once a captain returned home, it was customary to spear a pineapple on a post at the door, to let...
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