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Collaborate, but collaborate better than thy neighbor(?).

Originally posted at educatedtodeath.com We’ve had several meetings this year that have all had a similar message: “create a competitive environment in your classroom to motive your students”. We are told that they respond well to competition. They should always strive to do better than their neighbor. We are also expected to tell them that … Continue reading

Real Education Is Transformative

Thanks to Jen Groves for the inspiration for this Blog for IDEC 2012 Week post. This is cross-posted at http://www.reschoolyourself.com. I’ve never been much for taking on physical challenges, especially when there was risk involved. Skydiving, mountain climbing, and other extreme sports have zero appeal to me. That’s why it was such a big deal for me to challenge myself … Continue reading

Why Should Students Collaborate?

Introduction So I just started taking the Connectivism and Connected Learning course – and I shall struggle to see how it differentiates itself as a ‘learning theory’. George Siemens is developing this theory along with Stephen Downes. George outlines it here in Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age. The first analysis I wish … Continue reading

TEDxSchools?

On October 10, 2010, TEDxDirigo, Maine’s first TEDx event successfully launched. I had the honor of being at the rudder of this ship, steering it from inception to the after-party. The event was successful in its aims: inspire leaders and change-makers with the brilliance and innovation of Mainers through the TED Talk format. I learned a tremendous … Continue reading

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