Passion. It’s my biggest motivator and the best descriptor of my personality. In these upcoming posts I hope to share that passion with a community of like-minded individuals. Whether it’s flying around the country or sitting behind a computer I’m looking to make a difference each and every day.
I’ve never considered myself a blogger, but given the opportunity to interact with educators from around the world is an opportunity I can’t pass up. I’m looking forward to sharing some relevant experiences but more important to me is hearing from you. Your insights and opinions are important, especially as they impact the next generation.
So, if a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? The answer is no. Unless you’re a nearby squirrel or bear, then it does make a sound – to them. Otherwise it’s just vibrations in the air. It’s this kind of thing that trips my trigger. I’m a sound guy – what can I say. Well, my son would say “you’re nerding me out, dad”. Great.
It often seems education gets a bad reputation in the news. If you wanted to take a “glass is half empty” view, you might only see endless headlines and broadcasts focusing on the negative; budget cuts, teacher strikes, criticisms about shifting higher education standards-- the list goes on.
Research shows that collaborative learning empowers students to take control of their learning and facilitates higher-level thinking, but with new models come new challenges.
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