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
PD that makes us thrive! My thoughts about #ISTE20 Live
You are thinking of attending #ISTE20 Live but not quite sure? I am sharing with you my experience and some research findings about how this conference is not like any other, it over delivers in so many aspects because it’s designed to make us thrive! Key Pointers: The conditions for intrinsically motivating PD is when … Continue reading PD that makes us thrive! My thoughts about #ISTE20 Live
Webinar on Learner Motivation!
I am leading a FREE live webinar on LEARNER MOTIVATION on Tuesday 1st September at 12.30 PM Sofia Bulgaria Time (EEST) / 3 PM India time (IST). If you are interested, please join me! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/motivatedlearners
Grounding activities are warming up your participants and assuming they are ready to learn, come with a positive mindset and want to grow. I prefer this term to “ice-breaker” that assumes people need to break this ice, that the atmosphere is ice cold and perhaps the minds are close and rigid… Here are some very … Continue reading Grounding activities
Strategies for helping teachers to engage learners and increase learning retention
For me, the most effective way to support educators to engage learners and increase learning retention is Cognitive Coaching. The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons. With the skills of coaching patterns, building rapport, listening and inquiring to explore or specify thinking, we are able to clarify thoughts and go deeper into … Continue reading Strategies for helping teachers to engage learners and increase learning retention
Why are PLCs so important?
I have always been engaged in PLCs throughout my career as I am absolutely convinced that collaboration is an essential factor for moving from good to great. Because the nature of PLCs can be so diverse, its impact on student learning takes many forms. Co-building capacity amongst faculty, implementing new instructional strategies and reflecting on … Continue reading Why are PLCs so important?
Trick on presenting with Google on air
How to present like a pro? I would like to share a short description on how I decided to organize my Google Edu on Air presentation after asking Eric Curts for a few tips. My situation is the following: I am the presenter. I have slides and speaker’s notes. A friend of mine is moderating by … Continue reading Trick on presenting with Google on air
I am thinking of havin a monthly theme (each month could be one of the ISTE Standards for students) in the staff room where students could lead to inspire teachers. For example, having them share their learning of a particular ISTE Standard at recess time, around the Staff room area. We could give different opportunities … Continue reading Student-led PD?
Meaningful PD sessions
I have presented a lot of sessions during different summits, conferences and workshops. I think I improved my craft as I experienced and as I observed my audience (through the interactions and feedback). I think I understand now what a relevant and meaningful PD session looks like. Let me first reuse some of my “Cognitive … Continue reading Meaningful PD sessions
Chibitronics Mural ~ Light up your thinking!
I am sharing this after a few months of delay. I had been working on this Chibitronics mural as part of the Lesson Plan contest of Chibitronics (and received the 3rd prize). I would like to share my iteration in the design. Of course, I didn’t do it right in one go and I like … Continue reading Chibitronics Mural ~ Light up your thinking!