Blogs & Websites

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Independent Thinking


(Focus: Activism, Assessment & Feedback, Blended Learning, Creativity, Growth Mindset, Independent Learning, Literacy, Numeracy, Thunks, Wonder)


"Only a crisis actual or perceived produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around." [Milton Friedman, Economist].
There are plenty of great ideas lying around on this site to watch, read or listen to.

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Cult of Pedagogy


(Focus: Instruction, Classroom Management, Technology, Learning Theory, Leadership, Career & PD)

Tom Barrett's Blog


(Focus: Mental Models, Design, Thinking, Learning, Leadership, Education Architecture)


A former primary teacher from England, Tom is the Director of Dialogic Learning, an education consultancy focused on Architecture, Coaching + School Partnerships. Tom’s blog is different from other educational blogs in that it takes a more reflective approach to teaching, leadership and learning. The blogs are thought-provoking and guide educators and business leaders to reflect on their practice. He also has a course on implementing Solo Taxonomy.

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Learning Never Stops


(Focus: Critical thinking and communication skills, Classroom culture/routines, Writing, Transdisciplinary Themes)


This blog strives to be a site that recognizes the differing needs of the 21st century learner, by reflecting on meaningful, differentiated and engaging experiences that hone students' critical thinking and communication skills.

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Innovation Playlist


(Focus: Mobilize Your Community, Student-Driven Learning, Try a Project, Creativity, PEAK Learning Conditions, Social & Emotional Learning, Assessment, School Redesign)


What Are Schools For? This is an inspiring site that hosts several thought-provoking videos about the future of schooling. Schools must change to meet the ever-changing needs of society and the environment.

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  • Mobilize Your Community

  • Student-Driven Learning

  • Try a Project

  • Creativity

  • PEAK Learning Conditions

  • Social & Emotional Learning

  • Assessment

  • School Redesign

Some Videos

Time Space Education


(Focus: Creativity, Learning... Learning Spaces... Learning styles, Listening, Mindfulness, Planning, Presenting, Reading, Research, Speaking, Time, Transdisciplinary)


Sam Sherratt, Chad Walsh and Frank Hua are educational consultants.
Sam’s current focus is on designing meaningful learning experiences that are important in the development of students as human beings, not just students in the isolated world of schools and school “work”.
Frank is the PYP Technology Integration Specialist at International School Ho Chi Minh City. He designed and runs the MakerSpace at ISHCMC.
Chad’s current focus is on designing creative and thoughtful planning meetings that bring out the most powerful thinking and ideas.

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Mr Hill's Musings


(Focus: Good Teaching Practice, Technology, Reflection)


Adam Hill is a passionate and dedicated primary teacher from the UK, now teaching at Victoria Shanghai Academy, a bilingual PYP school in Hong Kong. He is a proud lifelong learner, continually working hard to develop as a teacher and leader.
This blog is intended to be a platform for learning, reflecting and sharing good practice. He hopes that you find it useful. Many blogs connect to technology in the classroom.
He is an avid user of social media and a great believer in the power of a PLN. He encourages you to follow his social media links at the top of his blog. He looks forward to connecting and learning with you.

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Dr. Catlin Tucker Blog


(Focus: Blended Learning)


Dr. Catlin Tucker is a bestselling author, course creator, international trainer, and keynote speaker.
She is passionate about blending the best aspects of online and offline learning to actively engage students and shift them to the center of learning.
A frequently sought after consultant for blended and online learning, Catlin earned her doctorate in learning technologies at Pepperdine University.
Catlin has written a series of bestselling books on blended learning, which include Balance With Blended Learning, Blended Learning In Action , Power Up Blended Learning, and Blended Learning In Grades 4-12 .
She is active on Twitter @Catlin_Tucker.

Youcubed


(Focus: Math, PD)


Inspiring Math Success for all Students through Growth Mindsets and Innovative Teaching. Headed up by Jo Boaler, Youcube's main goal is to inspire, educate and empower teachers of mathematics, transforming the latest research on math learning into accessible and practical forms.

Resources

Courses

*Week of Inspiration Math (WIM)

  • Week of Inspirational Math(s). It's great PD and offers activities for students. All you do is choose your own maths adventure using. interactive tools to build a custom playlist of inspirational maths activities and messages!

  • Definitely worth checking out HERE

Stenhouse Blog


(Focus: Review of educational books, tips, etc. about Literacy, Math, Reading, Writing )


Stenhouse publishes a variety of excellent educational resource books. Their blog is a good resource for teaching tips, book release updates, event information, and so much more.

Resources

Teaching Elementary ELs


(Focus: EAL, Culture, Instructional Strategies, Opinion, Tools & Resources, Vocabulary)


Cindy Garcia has created an in-depth blog that support the teaching of learners of English.

Categories

Math & Science


(Focus: Math & Science - Inquiry, Assessment, Early Years, Critical Thinking)

Global Oneness Project


(Focus: Migration, Climate Change, Indigenous Cultures, Nature, Inspiring People, and Creativity.)

The Global Oneness Project is an amazing multimedia platform which offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans as pedagogical tools to inspire growing minds (Gr 4-12). You will find collections of films, photo essays, and articles that consider cultural, social, and environmental issues from around the world with a humanistic lens. Some topics: Migration, Climate Change, Indigenous Cultures, Nature, Inspiring People, and Creativity.

Aligned to National Standards and Frameworks, their curriculum content contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning and facilitates the development of active, critical thinking. Their films and lessons have been featured on National Geographic, PBS, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and the Smithsonian.

ATL Skills in the Future


(Focus: agency, ATL skills, communication skills, emotional/self management, Jamboard, Kahoot, Loom, Padlet, Self- Assessment, Thinking skills)

ATL Skills in the Future is managed by Johana Barón, a primary teacher for more than 20 years. currently teaching in Gimnasio Los Portales in Bogotá, Colombia. Johana focuses on designing and creating new resources/strategies to help her students enhance their understanding of ATL skills in different environments. She loves helping colleagues around the world and sharing her insights.

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