K. Farentino

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The Data Delusion: On average, it’s a bit more complicated.

With apologies to Richard Dawkins…<p>Increasingly I am becoming frustrated by <b>the lack of sophistication that is applied to the whole process of</b> …

12 steps to a ‘Great Teacher’ reputation.

<b>Introduction.</b><p>I’m celebrating writing my 100th post, by trying to link together various posts relating to teaching. I suggest in my post ‘How do I …

Tip of the Week – Six Great Ways to Publish Student Work

We know that the world is moving online and that to prepare our kids for that world, we need to train them to use that world’s tools.<p>We know that …

40 Alternative Assessment Ideas for Learning

When people think of <b>assessment</b>, pencils and bubble sheets may be the first things that come to mind. <b>Assessment</b> does not always have to involve paper …

Crossword Puzzles

The Science of Passion Based Learning

“You can’t separate intellect and feelings in the work of the mind. They’re both there all the time. Real learning—attentive real learning, deep …

It’s not about college or university, it’s about lifelong learning

A looming skills shortage in Canada is grabbing its share of headlines and reigniting the debate about what's better – a college or university education?<p>Colleges are wonderful training grounds for our skilled workers. Their more recent work delivering highly applied college degrees with a skills …

College & University

3 Important Trends That We Should Focus On in Schools

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Esparta<p>In our world, parents and students now have access to the same information that educators do, and …

Education

You Should Read… (November 25, 2012)

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Plug Us In<p>I have been off and on writing this “weekly” post but I think that it is important to recognize …

Teaching

“The longer you wait…”

Watching through Twitter,I noticed my brother Alec had shown this video of a girl’s first ski jump in one of his talks, as a way to discuss some of …

Ski Jumping

Create, Innovate, and Voice

Within Parkland School Division, our mission is stated as the following:<p><i>Our purpose is to prepare, engage and inspire our students to be their best</i> …

Education Technology

Less Time Teaching, More Time Learning

<i>This post originally appeared on the “Education is My Life” site, which has several offerings aggregated by A.J. Juliani.</i><p>I don’t remember much about …

Pedagogy

Gladwell and Innovative Leadership

One of the school boards that I spoke to this year (Sir Wilfrid Laurier), has an interesting focus on the objective of “Leadership and Innovation”. …

Leadership

Some of My Favourite Posts From 2012

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Jon Glittenberg Many people are sharing some of their favourite posts of 2012 from their own blog, but I …

Flickr

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in …

Learning “With” vs. Learning “About”

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Tawheed Manzoor<p><b>“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you</b> …

Pedagogy

Do unto students…

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Ramkarthikblogger<p>I recently read the article, “Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School“,and I …

Teaching

Just give me the fish!

cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by CollegeDegrees360<p>“We have to stop thinking of an education as something that is delivered to us and …

Teaching

5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog

Image from Bill Ferriter (@plugusin)<p>As a school division, we are deep into developing blogs as portfolios with our students. To do this with …

6 Reasons Why You Should Do a “Blog Study”

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by carlos.a.martinez Talking with good friends Tom and Leah Whitford, we were discussing moving staff forward …

15 Questions to Ask Your Students About Social Media (Worksheet)

Here’s a lesson I did today with my 9th grade students to get them thinking about social media, appropriate internet use, and …

7 Top Education Stories Of 2012

Choosing seven top education stories in a year filled with major education developments is bound to be controversial. The Penn State sex abuse scandal, No Pass No Drive, the use of digital badges in lieu of diplomas, the rise of classroom robots, the ongoing mismatch between college majors and …

Fostering Entrepreneurial Spirit: Blue Valley School District's CAPS Program - The Local Show

What If Spreadsheet Math

<b>FREE student lessons (Labs) at all levels</b><p>Spreadsheets encourage exploration and experimentation<br>• Enable every student to succeed<br>• Develop 21st century …

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

NBC Learn

In honor of Earth Day, learn about the Hydrologic Cycle, more commonly known as the Water Cycle.<p>NBC Learn is honored to be recognized by the Webby …

For Kids

MIT K-12 STEM Education Alumni Network

MathPractice123

How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms

A survey of 2,462 Advanced Placement (AP) and National Writing Project (NWP) teachers finds that digital technologies have helped them in teaching …