Category Archives: Learning

Visual Thinking and Learning in the Classroom

It was a post titled “Formats for Visual Thinking in the Classroom“  from Richard Byrne on Free Technology for Teachers, that prompted me to write this post. I am a…

Amid the silly Videos and Spam are the Roots of a new Reading and Writing Culture

“Does the Internet Make you Smarter” is the title of an article by Clay Shirky, published by the Wall Street Journal Online. I wasn’t that satisfied with the title after…

Math Lesson? Empower Learners?

Here is what I started out with: Topic: Addition & subtraction of fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions. You have: 4th & 5th graders A SmartBoard. 40 minutes You need: reinforcement…

Curriculum 21 by Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Learning from a Book

You must have noticed that I have been reading and re-reading “Curriculum 21″ by Heidi Hayes Jacobs. I have posted my first impressions and recommendation here and since then have…

Empower Student to Be Lifelong Learners NOT Dependent Learners

Through a  Tweet from @HeidiHayesJacob, I found the Ning of the Curriculum 21 book, I recently recommended. One video uploaded by Heidi of Alan November, a contributor to the book,…