Why we need more EI than IQ

What a wonderful opportunity to learn from and along Anil Friedman about the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI). We have recorded 6 short video clips to share important aspects of EI. Please share back and subscribe to the channel if you want to know more about this topic in the future. We would love to … Continue reading Why we need more EI than IQ

3 Realms of Meaningful PD

Emma Ahmed and I presented this model with three realms for meaningful and personalized PD. From absorbing ideas, to risk-taking and creating/contributing. We hope this is inspiring for educators who want to think about PD in new ways. In the document below, you will find the description of each realm and practical ideas. In the … Continue reading 3 Realms of Meaningful PD

Debunking the learning styles myth

It’s not a scoop but learning styles don’t exist! “Decades of research suggest that learning styles, or the belief that people learn better when they receive instruction in their dominant way of learning, may be one of the most pervasive myths about cognition” (Nancekivell et al., 2019). According to their study, 90% people believe learning … Continue reading Debunking the learning styles myth

Data Wise Online Course

I am getting started with an online course: Introduction to Data Wise – a collaborative process to improve learning teaching. As I got started, the Most Important Point that was highlighted was that educators and administrators using the Data Wise approach in schools keep conversations strictly around learning evidence I will share some of my notes … Continue reading Data Wise Online Course

French Meditation to start the class

I created this video for my French learners. I use it as a routine to start the class so students can come in, relax, calm down and then feel ready to learn: Feel free to share away!

Exploring cognitive coaching through ‘How wolves changed rivers’

You might have seen this video about ‘how wolves changed rivers’ after the reintroduction of a few wolfes in the Yellowstone National Park. This video is an outstanding resource to look at organizational change and empowerement. I have crafted some ways to explore it through the lens of Cognitive CoachingSM. (Find out miore about Cognitive CoachingSM … Continue reading Exploring cognitive coaching through ‘How wolves changed rivers’

Making the PYP Happen: using a visible thinking routine to share about pedagogy

As part fo the online course “Making the PYP Happen”, I am going to use the Visible Thinking Routine developed by the Project Zero team at Harvard University. called ‘Connect-Extend-Challenge’ to share my thinking about my connection to the constructivist pedagogical theory: a. What ideas did you “connect” with? Which theories felt comfortable to you, which one(s) did you agree with? I … Continue reading Making the PYP Happen: using a visible thinking routine to share about pedagogy

Diving: PADI open water

I recently certified with the PADI Open Water Course in the Andaman at Lacadives in Chidiyatappu. I had done a discovery dive in Maldives a year ago and loved it. So I did not think too much and I assumed that I was not scared and very capable of becoming a certified diver, yet, I … Continue reading Diving: PADI open water