And people tended not to bother a woman with a book. ~Cherie Priest
It is ‘where we are’ that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not.
Image Source- Photo by Helen Teague
*”When we reflect upon an experience instead of just having it, we inevitably distinguish between our own attitude and the objects toward which we sustain the attitude. Such reflection upon experience gives rise to a distinction of what we experience (the experienced) and the experiencing–the how.” ~Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and Education. p. 173 as quoted by Robert C. Lagueux here
This thought-filled quote is courtesy of one of the dedicated learners in my PBSTeacherLine course, Developing Passionate Readers in the Digital Age.
“When you sit in front of a kindergartner with a stopwatch in your hand, and she can’t bark out letters fast enough to earn the score of proficient, and you’re recording all of it, you aren’t teaching her to read, you’re teaching her to hate reading.”
~Philip Kovacs, Associate Professor of Education at the University Alabama at Huntsville.
Quote furnished from one of my online learners, a dedicated professional educator in the PBSTeacherLine course, Developing Passionate Readers in the Digital Age
“The question is no longer whether or not impactful informal learning is happening in online spaces, rather the question is how will we research learning and learners within and across online spaces in order to better understand the confluences of meaning making that are occurring in diverse social media spaces” (Source: http://innovatelearningreview.org/tcc-2017-changing-to-learn-learning-to-change/*)
Gerber, H. R., Abrams, S. S., Curwood, J. S., & Magnifico, A. M. (2016). Conducting qualitative research of learning in online spaces. SAGE Publications.