Sunday, June 23, 2013

education_policy.sre




Adaptation of Apple's premise: "Technology should never get in the way of humanity."

In these times of supposed reforms, where teachers and schools are degraded and demoralized based on numbers, data, test scores, it seems we have forgotten that humans are not machines, not data inputs and outputs, but rather are thinking, caring, feeling acting beings.

The more data we use to label us, the less human we become.

I am not a number.
My students are not numbers.
Let us learn.
Stop the madness.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

173_2013_digital_age

173_2013_digital_age by teach.eagle
173_2013_digital_age, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood

Recently viewed teenager room for Digital Age

June 22

172_2013_oneword_daydream_j21

#edugood

"one word"

and that is:

Daydream

because:


“All men dream: but not equally.
 Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds
wake up in the day to find it was vanity,
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act their dreams
with open eyes,
to make it possible.” 

T E Lawrence

171_2013_happiness_j20.001

#edugood
#tfotofri

Happiness

How great is this? Denise and I meet f2f in Coulee Dam!

Great time with Twitter friend Denise and her husband Keith.

Denise and I co-presented at 2012 Connected Educator Month

170_2013_box_j19

170_2013_box_j19 by teach.eagle
170_2013_box_j19, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood

"box"

June 19

169_2013_wall_j18

169_2013_wall_j18 by teach.eagle
169_2013_wall_j18, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood

"wall"

C

June 18

168_2013_play_j17

168_2013_play_j17 by teach.eagle
168_2013_play_j17, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood

"play"

June 17

167_2013_leaves_j16

167_2013_leaves_j16 by teach.eagle
167_2013_leaves_j16, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood

"leaves"

June 16

166_2013_daylight_j15

166_2013_daylight_j15 by teach.eagle
166_2013_daylight_j15, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood

"daylight"

June 15

165_2013_calendar_j14

165_2013_calendar_j14 by teach.eagle
165_2013_calendar_j14, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
"calendar"
June 14

Also Flag Day

164_2013_coins_j13

164_2013_coins_j13 by teach.eagle
164_2013_coins_j13, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
"coins"

June 13

163_2013_under_j12

163_2013_under_j12 by teach.eagle
163_2013_under_j12, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
June 12
"under"

162_2013_water_j11

162_2013_water_j11 by teach.eagle
162_2013_water_j11, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
Water

Wentachee River
Great white water rafting in areas; some too dangerous

June 11

161_2013_new_heights_j10

161_2013_new_heights_j10 by teach.eagle
161_2013_new_heights_j10, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
June 10

New Heights
Al graduates!
Stands tall on planter .

160_2013_jump_j9

160_2013_jump_j9 by teach.eagle
160_2013_jump_j9, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
Jump

Looking at bunnies in the yard.
Where did they go?

June 9

159_2013_mismatch_j8

159_2013_mismatch_j8 by teach.eagle
159_2013_mismatch_j8, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
Mismatch: Definitely not me.
June 8

158_2013_meaningful_j7

158_2013_meaningful_j7 by teach.eagle
158_2013_meaningful_j7, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

#edugood
June 7
meaningful

Civil Obedience Howard Zinn

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.”

—Howard Zinn

Monday, June 3, 2013

Open Spokes Challenge: failure.003

failure.003 by teach.eagle
failure.003, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.
Open Spokes
Topic: Failure

“The language we use is important, and so I think it is important that we have these discussions to tease-out what we mean, and as Varena says, create a common glossary.
Where do you think failure fits in an educational context? Do you use it with your students?”
Kirsten


People use the word.
How could we use the word to be helpful?

I love Denise’s poster:


First
Attempt
In
Learning


Fail


For which I created:


First
Attempt
In
Learning
Understand
Review to revise
Enlighten



How do we encourage students through the struggle of failure?
Find the parts that work to enlighten our next attempt.
Use the language for FAILURE (above).

See Also: What Else Failure Post

#openspokes
#iopenspokes challenge

154_2013_numbers

154_2013_numbers by teach.eagle
154_2013_numbers, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

June 3
numbers
3023 of 3071 in iPhone

#edugood

153_2013_up

153_2013_up by teach.eagle
153_2013_up, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

June 2
up
Look up to see
magpie
following me

#edugood

152_2013_wildcard

152_2013_wildcard by teach.eagle
152_2013_wildcard, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

June 1
wildcard
wild bird
robin in our yard

#edugood

151_2013_bittersweet

151_2013_bittersweet by teach.eagle
151_2013_bittersweet, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

May 31
Bittersweet
I so miss being so far away from grandchildren.

#edugood

150_2013_good

150_2013_good by teach.eagle
150_2013_good, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

May 30
Al's graduation quote is GOOD!

#edugood

149_2013_light

149_2013_light by teach.eagle
149_2013_light, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

May 29 light
Where is it?

#edugood