Not frivolously, nor
To hide from what we fear,
But with a purpose.
As Wordsworth said, remove
‘The dust of custom’ so things
Shine again, each object arrayed
In its robe of original light.” ~ Gregory Orr
Williamson, J. (2015). Effective digital learning environments: Your guide to the ISTE standards for coaches. Eugene, Oregon ; Arlington, VA: International Society for Technology in Education.
Today’s quote addresses leadership and includes the instructional technologists, learning coaches, and all those who interface with classroom teachers.
“…The great leader is seen as servant first…” – Robert K. Greenleaf
Read more about servant leadership at this article download: http://www.carolsmith.us/downloads/640greenleaf.pdf
“… How beautiful it is to be alive
so that even in our most lumbered days
we might meet each other, hands open,
and steady the other, walking home.”
~ Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, from the poem Reconciliation
Poem chosen by Claudia Cummins at the First Sip blog
Photo by Till Achinger
“When we intentionally respond to the diverse needs of our students, we are differentiating the product, process or content of learning according to the learning style, interest or readiness of our students. A wealth of research suggests that by framing learning with student interests in mind, teachers can increase student motivation and learning” (National Council of Teachers for English, 2015)
The natural habitat for a child is the creative world… being outside, making shapes out of clouds, having fun, throwing a ball against the wall. It’s not about sitting in front of a screen.
~Tom Kersting, author of the book, Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids
Kersting, T. (2016). Disconnected: How to Reconnect Our Digitally Distracted Kids. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: Scott’s Valley, CA.
“Learning with technology does not happen because a specific tool “revolutionizes” education. It happens when proven teaching strategies intersect with technology tools, and yet it is not uncommon for teachers to use a tool because it is “fun” or because the developer promises it will help students learn.” ~Learning First, Technology Second: The Educators’Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons by Liz Kolb