#C4C15: Unplug from this. Plug back in to that #28daysofwriting – Ewan McIntosh | Digital Media & Learning

Making the case for going Offline: These are the two statements that resonate most with me: “Most of my best ideas do not happen while staring at a screen, small or large, but from doing the opposite: experiencing life around me.” I find that the big ideas, the ones that …

#C4C15: Are Digital Portfolios a Disadvantage? | Learning About Learning

There have been a couple of posts recently about how connected learning isn’t having the affect that it should, but I am still convinced that this is the right work and that we are headed in the right direction: Your point about never hearing questions regarding connected teaching and learning …

#C4C15: The Next Generation of Educational Leadership: How Do You Know Your Professional Development Was Good?

A lovely reflection on what makes a professional learning experience good: This is such an astute question and your response makes it all the better. I really appreciate your list of what makes professional learning “good”, especially your thoughts on Learner-centered activities. I find that it is only when the …

#C4C15: What Should We Do With Our Classrooms?: More on Learning as a Community: How Google Docs can Redefine the Roles of Class Discussion for Teachers and Shy Kids Alike

This is such a well articulated lesson. I hope many more teachers share this level of detail on what is working in their classroom: I love the way in which you have laid this out. You had no illusions that what you were doing was more than a well educated …

#C4C15: Optimism: the secret ingredient #ReflectiveTeacher | Hot Lunch Tray

Optimism isn’t necessary when you are making important changes within your school. You are making great things into a reality: I’m not sure I see this message as optimism. It is building people up rather than tearing them down. It is filling them with growth rather than fixing them to a …

#C4C15: Working in Education through the Language Lens: The Reach of your Shadow

An analysis of shadows for Groundhog day: Your analysis of shadows is really wonderful. I love the way in which you have laid out the case for “looking around” and seeing just how large (or small) of a shadow you have cast. Your affect on others is profound, and it …

#C4C15: Mistake-making to sense-making – The Reflective Educator

Children are not “broken” and they do not need to be “fixed”: I think that your thoughts on the “brokenness” of students are spot on. You have identified a belief system that many in education have without acknowledging it. If we believe students are broken and it is our job …