A Teacher’s Interest in Pinterest

I have seen a lot of articles and blogs talking about Pinterest– why people are using it, how people are using it, and the benefits of it as social media. Pinterest was one of my first attempts to use social media in my classroom, and I approache…

Create something real

Two weeks ago, Dr. Temple Grandin came to speak to our Middle and Senior School students. Her film, Temple Grandin, won countless awards and she, herself, has earned accolades and honors among her peers in the field of animal science. Behind her f…

Lakshmi and Me

Three of my former students, now in Grade 8, facilitated a community discussion about the film, Lakshmi and Me on Sunday. The documentary, filmed in Bombay, India, is about filmmaker Nishtha Jain’s relashionship with her maid. The film is a beauti…

Student Choice 2.0

There is a fine line between giving students freedom over their learning and providing clear expectations and structure. Achieving that balance can be a challenge to attain, but usually generates the most enthusiasm and motivation for learning. Ov…

A comment thread

This moved over empty from my previous blog but received a lovely comment I’d prefer not to delete. ┬áSo, I’ll leave it here as a little bit of inspiration.

The Matrix

I have been sucked into the vortex of the internet– ahem, Twitter — and it’s a bit like finding myself in The Matrix. I’ve been online for last the last fifteen years and I thought I had a handle on it’s capabilities, but Web 2.0 is truly a new …