Friday, January 23, 2009

Building Schools for the Future Shift Happens

There are many videos on YouTube that show this powerpoint show on the rapidly changing technology based culture. Rather, the culture is not a "technology" mindset, it is an information rich society that requires people to stay up to date or fall horribly behind. This powerpoint can be downloaded from the site: Slide Share at Building Schools for the Future Shift Happens.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

What's Best 4 All

Life is a great teacher. Provided I'm paying attention, and ego is checked at the door, there is so much to gain from the experiences that surround a person. Taking note of the ordinary, and it becomes extraordinary; or the ordinary is that much duller. At least I get to confirm it either way.

What's best for all learners is starting with what they know and building from there. It's Vygotski's Zone of Proximal Growth, Mazlow's Hierarchy of Needs, and Bloom's Taxonomy (Revised) wrapped in a tasty burrito.

Let this begin...