Karen Mutton

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The 7 Loveliest Children’s Books of 2017

Profound and poetic illustrated celebrations of solitude, self-possession, friendship, and our place in the cosmos.<p><i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time,”</i> <i>Charlotte’s Web</i> author E.B. White asserted. <i>“You have to write up, not down.”</i> A generation later, Maurice Sendak scoffed …

Rethinking the Lesson Plan

When I was in my teacher preparation program, I remember being taught to complete extensive lesson plans to ensure I was prepared to engage students …

7 Ideas for Implementing Technology For A Purpose

<i>This week I am giving some guest bloggers a chance to share their ideas with you. This is a second part of a guest post from Alicia Roberts. Part one</i> …

Why the knowledge/skills debate is worth having - David Didau

‘I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike’.<p>Maya Angelou<p>I’ve come an awful …

We participate therefore we are …

1 comment<p>vs<p>Great piece on Social Learning titled Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 by John Seely Brown and Richard P. …

The problem with fun - David Didau

Getting students engaged so that they can be taught something seems much less effective than getting them engaged by teaching them something that …

Teaching

The Teacher's Guide To Flipped Classrooms

Since Jonathan Bergman and Aaron Sams first experimented with the idea in their Colorado classrooms in 2004, flipped learning has exploded onto the …

Education Technology

Bookshelf ideas, Display ideas and Library ideas

Yay for youth literacy! Huzzah for books! A toast to Cwafting! Three cheers for all my library peeps out there! I know pinterest isn't always the …

What if we stopped making the same mistakes? - David Didau

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.<br>Henry Ford<p>Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting …

Teaching

Jane's Pick of the Day

After tweeting yesterday's post, The (new) role of the Workplace Learning Advisor, I was asked the question, "How do you keep up to date with new …

My Name is Michael

• Collection: Light Bulbs<br>• Subject Area: Inspiration and Creativity<br>• Author: John Lozano And Michael B.<br>• Tags: autism<br>• Download<p>This video was part of a class …

Creative Commons Attribution

10 things your students need from you this year

1). Your students need you to recognize and accept that <b>the world they are growing up in is quite different than the world you grew up in</b>. As a …

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Germany’s Unperfekthaus: Is this the Library of the Future?

Improving perceptions about the need for school libraries can be an uphill journey, though many of us attempt it daily. Perceptions are hard to …

How to motivate yourself at anytime

Click on ‘Get Motivated’ mind map to enlargeHave you been putting something off?You know how it goes. One part of your brain says – <i><br>“Stop</i> …

Time Management

Joyce's Story: The Ending Is Up To You

A few days ago, Joyce Valenza posted a video and script of what she called a School Library Story. Both are a testimonial of sorts. A response to the …

May have to give Evernote another go after reading this! +David Andrade waxe...

<b>May have to give Evernote another go after reading this!</b><p>+David Andrade waxes eloquent about his use of Evernote. I may have to give the service …

Why Reading Sucks: Talking honestly with kids might make them more passionate readers

I try to help my students be passionate readers. To be the type of children who fit reading in whenever they can, who bring books with them wherever …

Becoming and Being

Welcome to <i>Becoming and Being!</i><p>This site serves as a complementary guide to the books and author biographies of two books, <i>Becoming and Being:</i> …

Transformative Assessment

Assessment is one of the most challenging aspects of designing curriculum. The debate about teaching and learning in MOOCs has exposed several issues …

Critical Evaluation of Apps

I have been creating instruments to evaluate online resources for many years. It started with Web pages, then moved on to include blogs, wikis, …

Apps