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Inquiry & Reflection for Better Learning

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What’s the Pretty Thing?

Sep 13, 2018

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Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit in on a conversation with some smart folks in the maker education community1. We were continuing a conversation we started on Twitter a month or so back. You can watch a recording of yesterday’s piece of the conversation here. You should listen/watch the conversation. I learned a lot […]

A First Draft in Two Voices

Sep 3, 2018

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This is a post in two voices that lives in two places. You can read the other version on Katie’s website. In this version, Katie’s voice appears in italics. It’s been a few weeks now since Katie Henry and I met up at reMAKE Education to run two sessions of a workshop that has me […]

On Boundaries, Constraints, & Kits

Aug 15, 2018

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Some of this post has been in my drafts folder for maybe a couple of months now. It was inspired by some planning work that Katie and I were doing for a workshop at reMAKE Education in California the week before last1. It’s also inspired by a conversation I overheard2 this morning around some folks […]

I Was a Fat Kid. I Still Am.

Aug 15, 2018

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I really appreciated Jennifer’s post last week about body image and where she saw large kids reflected, or misreflected, in literature. It reminded me of my experience. Because I was the fat kid. Still am, in fact. I remember the jokes and the uncomfortable moments and an awful lot of Bud Light references.1 And it’s […]

#CMK18 – Make Magic Happen. Believe in People.

Aug 1, 2018

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I’m writing a series of posts about my experiences at CMK. They’re not necessarily in chronological order. They’ll all make better sense together, so check back and read the whole series. Tonight I write about someone I will not name. I met her at Constructing Modern Knowledge. Her name and role are not important (for […]

Some Truth Amidst Our Tourism

Jul 31, 2018

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My family spent some time today in Mesa Verde National Park. It’s my third or fourth trip here since my parents moved us to Colorado when I was in junior high school. I was excited to be there in part because it’s beautiful, in another part because it’s fascinating history, and in a third part […]

#CMK18 – Building The Metaphor Muse

Jul 19, 2018

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I’m writing a series of posts about my experiences at CMK. They’re not necessarily in chronological order. They’ll all make better sense together, so check back and read the whole series. At CMK, Carla Rinaldi shared with us powerful experiences from the Reggio Emilia perspective. There’s much to say about her talk, the feelings it […]

#CMK18 – Writing Poems in the Makerspace

Jul 15, 2018

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I’m writing a series of posts about my experiences at CMK. They’re not necessarily in chronological order. They’ll all make better sense together, so check back and read the whole series. On the night before the project carnival at CMK, the makerspace stays open late. As I’d spent the afternoon working on and off with […]

#CMK18 – Artifacts Both Full of Care & Worth Caring For

Jul 11, 2018

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I’ve come to really appreciate the writing of Benjamin Doxdator. His blog posts are thoughtful and take me places I haven’t been before while helping me think in some new and interesting ways. His reflection on his first day of CMK is one of those. In it, he describes his thinking on making after a […]

#CMK18 – Day 1

Jul 11, 2018

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I’m writing this morning from Manchester, New Hampshire, where I’m about to begin the second day of Constructing Modern Knowledge, a week-long workshop/summer camp/makerspace/learning conference. Put on by Gary and Sylvia, with a cast and crew of plenty of smart and makery others, the event is an opportunity for curious learners to come together around […]

What You Have May Well Be Enough (or Three Chords Can Make Beautiful Music)

Jun 9, 2018

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This time of year, I think about transitions. For many teachers and schools, it’s the time of year when the school year has just ended, is ending, or is soon to end. Some folks will be moving on.  New roles. New jobs. New opportunities. The summer ahead is about what was and what isn’t and […]

Sometimes, Things Happen Rightly.

Jun 7, 2018

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Recently, I had one of those little moments that mean the world. It was a moment that could have gone off the rails at several points, but it didn’t. A young man came into the library with his mother to explain what happened to the drone they borrowed from us. They returned the case, and […]

So We’re Doing This Thing: #amorecivildiscourse

Jun 7, 2018

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It was a little more than a year and a half ago that I realized that I wanted to explore what it means to be engaged in civil discourse. Not casually, but to make it a thing I came back to on a very regular basis. We were changing administrations, there was an election lingering […]

It’s A First Draft World.

May 24, 2018

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Dan relates a recent experience he had with some 5th graders and a problem that changed as they explored it: In most of my classroom visits lately, I am trying to identify moments where the class and I are drafting our thinking, where we aren’t looking to reach an answer but to grow more sophisticated and more precise […]

Letting Go Of What You Love

May 19, 2018

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Three incidents today, all tied up in the same big idea, but each their own moment1. The moments first. This morning I was in a meeting with several of my colleagues on a curriculum project. One of today’s tasks was to finalize a naming scheme for several fo the files in the release of the […]

#Rethinq18 -ing Things

May 15, 2018

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Late last week, I had the opportunity to sit in on the Thinq Studio’s one day unconference. I’ve been watching their work from afar, and following along as some smart folks do wide things. But I was looking forward to spending some time with local colleagues and teachers to explore issues around teaching differently. The […]

#NPM2018: Prompt 30

Apr 30, 2018

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#NPM2018: Prompt 29

Apr 29, 2018

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Own The Words You Use. And Use Them Carefully.

Apr 29, 2018

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I’ve been reading a book that’s a bit of choir preaching for my world. But Toby reminds us that, sometimes, you’ve gotta preach to the choir in order to get them to sing. # It’s called Caring for Words, and the person who recommended it to me said she thought I’d like it.  Boy, was […]

#NPM2018: Prompt 28

Apr 28, 2018

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#NPM2018: Prompt 27

Apr 27, 2018

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#NPM2018: Prompt 26

Apr 26, 2018

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#NPM2018: Prompt 25

Apr 25, 2018

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#NPM2018: Prompt 24

Apr 24, 2018

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#NPM2018: Prompt 23

Apr 23, 2018

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#NPM2018: Prompt 22

Apr 22, 2018

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