“A crucial indicator of educators’ potential for success is teacher beliefs specifically here, the degree to which you believe you can be successful to the task at hand (self-efficacy).” ~ Design Ed: Connecting Learning Science Research to Practice (2019) by Angela Elkordy, Ayn Keneman
This week’s ed. quote is a nod to the Digital Immigrant Pioneers of the past
“In an inquiry learning environment we never want to suggest that all that can be said on a topic has been said. And learners need to be able to return to old forums to re-read and decide for themselves what it all meant. So we leave one session’s discussions behind to focus on new ones, but old ones are never really closed in the very brief courses we facilitate.” ~Marsha West, PBS TeacherLine pioneer, 2005
“The word ‘technology’ gets put out there as if computers and technology are synonymous. Whereas, a different technology in my classroom might be handing out whiteboards and giving students erasable pens. That’s a tremendous technology, because it engages them. I see the results. I can check for understanding. And, in part, the students can see each other responding. That’s the big piece missing from distance learning. I’ve heard it said that we’re using a system that’s 100 years old, putting a bunch of students in a classroom,” Sampson added. “And yes, of course that’s true. But once it’s taken away, we realize what an advantage that was.” ~ Paul Sampson, Middle School Spanish teacher in Scotts Valley, California.
Schwartz, S (June 2, 2020). It Was a Bumpy Ride, But Virtual Schooling During the Coronavirus Boosted Teachers’ Tech Skills- COVID-19 forced educators to master new technologies faster than ever. Edweek. Retrieved from https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/06/03/it-was-a-bumpy-ride-but-virtual.html?
“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” ~Patrick Henry, 1736 -1779
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Patrick Henry Quotes: https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/patrick-henry#:~:text=Is%20life%20so%20dear%2C%20or,%2C%20or%20give%20me%20death!%22
Additional Independence Day Quotes: https://www.womansday.com/life/g3007/fourth-of-july-quotes/?slide=15
Hillsdale College Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/HCClassicalEd/videos/2666101826823597/
Intelligence is about connection. It is not a single, holistic unitary system at all.
Gadeceau, J. F. (2015). Collective intelligence as an efficient tool for learning. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (12), 43-50.
Image Source: https://www.gapingvoid.com/blog/2016/04/12/make-a-connection/
“Let’s not just say something. Engage where you must and support the betterment of our communities. Education is a path to leverage opportunity and future options. Let’s do something positive for one another. Let’s support each other. Let’s raise each other’s consciousness. Let’s remember that there is a we in our us and when one of us suffers we all suffer.” ~Dr. Michael Torrence, President ofMotlow State Community College
“To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.” ~~Kofi Annan