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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 21

“When you stand in the darkness, when you have lost all hope, when you can’t see any path to walk ahead, read; reading will act as the lantern to show you the path. It might not take you to the destination, but it will keep on guiding you towards a resolution.”

~Neelabh Pratap Singh, author Pi Agency

Breadcrumb trail





Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 15

“Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.” ~Christopher Paolini 







Weekend Ed. Quote ~ February 7

Collective intelligence is “the capacity of human collectives to engage in intellectual cooperation in order to create, innovate and invent.” (Levy 2010, p.1).





Levy, Pierre (2010). From social computing to reflexive collective intelligence: The IEML research program. Information Sciences, vol. 180, no. 1–2, pp. 71–94. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10606-012-9165-3.pdf  




Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 31

“What if we were willing to suspend the notions that teacher-focused, batch processing is the best we can do in the 21st century for students whose entry points, cultures, interests, languages, and perspectives quite literally span the globe?”
~Carol Ann Tomlinson



Tomlinson, C. (2018). Foreword. In: Westman, L. Student-Driven Differentiation. Corwin Press, p. xiii.




Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 25

This week’s quote is about books, from within the pages of a book!

“…but I spend my pocket money in the secondhand bookshops. I love the dry, musty smell of the volumes, the tissue-thin feel of the paper. Even the typefaces speak of vanished elegance. Already the books are accumulating in my room, and nothing, I think, makes a place more like home.” ~Deborah Crombie, Dreaming of the Bones

books and pinwheels

Wondering: can this quote apply to eBooks?




Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 17

“The most important thing is to hold on, hold out, for your creative life, for your solitude, for your time to be and do, for your very life.” ~C.P. Estes







Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 10

“According to Purkey and Novak (2016), an invitational stance begins with teachers’ beliefs about students–that “people are able, valuable and responsible and should be treated accordingly” (p. 11). Another key belief would be that “people possess relatively boundless potential in all areas of worthwhile human endeavor” (p. 11). Inviting teachers communicate that they care about their students in every interaction with them. They demonstrate optimism when interacting with students, and they show respect to them while creating an atmosphere of trust in the classroom.

Purkey and Novak (2016) identified the 5 Ps of Invitational Education and used a starfish as a metaphor. Inviting educators (people) can focus on being invitational in the areas of places, policies, programs, and processes.” ~Jenny Edwards

Amelia Teaching

photo by Helen Teague



Edwards, J. L. (2010). Inviting students to learn: 100 tips for talking effectively with your students. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Purkey, W. W., & Novak, J. M. (1996). Inviting school success: A self-concept approach to teaching, learning and democratic
practice (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Purkey, W. W., & Novak, J. M. (with A. T. Schoenlein, Ed.) (2016). Fundamentals of Invitational Education (2nd ed.). Huntington, NY: The International Alliance for Invitational Education.





Weekend Ed. Quote ~ January 3, 2020

“A Student is the most important person ever in this school…in person, on the telephone, or by mail.
A Student is not dependent on us…we are dependent on the Student.
A Student is not an interruption of our work..the Student’s the purpose of it. We are not doing a favor by serving the Student…the Student is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so.
A Student is a person who brings us his or her desire to learn. It is our job to handle each Student in a manner which is beneficial to the Student and ourselves.”
~ William Purkey, Inviting School Success


Personal Photo of Helen Teague, please do not claim it as your own. 🙂





Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 27

“Time spent in wild places brings us into presence. It strengthens our body and quiets our mind. It distills life back to its simplest, purest state; enlivens our senses and deepens our connection to our natural world. We return to our real, true selves and begin to rediscover our own wild nature.” 

~Angie Flickinger







Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 20

“the method of teaching is the method of an art, of action intelligently directed by ends” ~Dewey, 1916, p. 200


Reading Buddy Photo by Helen Teague




Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and education: An introduction to philosophy of education. London, U.K.: Macmillan


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