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Courage

During UnPlug’d 11, the final circle sharing was emotional, vulnerable and moving. This September I began a new position as a Vice Principal. Remembering my final circle sharing helps me remember my ideals and encourages me to lead with courage. Here is what I shared: “I was thinking about Courage. Thank you for letting me [...]

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Learning and Influence

This post is from Mary Palin, Tribes Master and was originally posted at Tribes.com. To learn requires ‘influence’; to influence others requires knowledge (a synonym for ‘learning’). Right now, an online discussion is tweeting: the 31 day game. Two educators in Canada (one is also a Tribes TLC trainer) designed a professional learning game that [...]

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Top 5 Soft Tools (as of Spring 2011):

The internet has changed everything. As we move toward the future, generations are beginning to grow up never knowing a world without having almost every computer in the world connected together. This idea will be threaded throughout this list of the top tools as of right now (Spring 2011). Rodd Lucier, hinted toward this in [...]

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Professional Learning Games: The Network That Plays Together Stays Together

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Each March there is a special time that captivates me. For a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday I follow games from teams that I’ve never heard with players that [...]

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Ears in the Water: Assessment for Improvement

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about the impact of assessments that are based on criteria versus percentiles and norms.  My thoughts about how all assessments don’t equally help students improve were kick started with smell of chlorine, [...]

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Unplug’d: Canadian Education Summit

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There is a guy I know, named Rodd.  He had a skype chat with me this past summer and offered a number of interesting ideas: So, what would happen if educators from across Canada who were doing compelling things in the [...]

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What if “Educon” was a Franchise?

This weekend Educon 2.3 occurred in Philadelphia.  All the edu-twitterati, who are hip at all, were at this educational mecca.  I, however, was not there.  My participating was limited to online tweets and watching some streams since I was presenting at Infusion 2011 in North Bay, Ontario.  However, I love the concept of Educon (and my experience [...]

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What Would Yoda Do? An eBook

Update: August 7, 2010. Paper accepted for publication in the upcoming edition of Journal of Curriculum & Pedagogy, Perspectives: The Digital, 7(2). Initiating Collaborators: Rodd Lucier (@thecleversheep), Ben Hazzard (@benhazzard) and Kathy Hibbert (@khibbert) Reflecting On and Imagining Professional Development for Teachers in the Digital Age A week ago, Rodd Lucier, Kathy Hibbert, and I [...]

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What Would Yoda Do?

Reflecting On and Imagining Professional Development for Teachers in the Digital Age A recent ‘call for submissions’ by the Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, prompted three of us interested in the influence of ‘the digital’ on curriculum and pedagogy to convene a meeting and discuss how we might contribute to this conversation. Individually, we work [...]

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Timmy’s & A Tip #4: Listening To Students

Episode #4: – Tim the Student - Twitter | Blog - TEDxOntarioEd.caDownload and Listen to Timmys & A Tip #4: Listening To Students e-mail: ben@mrhazzard.com Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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