October 30, 2010 - Joy in Learning

00:19 to: Peggy George
this is the new playlist site I'm going to try--hear it's not blocked in Germany :-) http://listen.grooveshark.com
00:42 to: Peggy George
Welcome Maureen! you're such a faithful participant :-)
00:58 to: Peggy George
wonderful!! love to have new folks joining us!
01:30 to: Peggy George
@mireillem10--welcome! isn't it late for you????
02:10 to: Peggy George
you'll use the big blue A to type later :-)
02:29 to: Maureen @bcdtech
Hi Peggy. It's one of the highlights of my weekly PD- you always have interesting speakers. Love that it's alsos on itunes, if I have to miss it.
02:38 to: Peggy George
a number pops up when you raise your hand--great way to know which order to take questions when you use elluminate
02:47 to: Len H
Thanks Tammy
02:53 to: Peggy George
I agree Maureen! I love having them on itunesu!
03:19 to: Peggy George
I'm also really enjoying all of the K12 Online Conference presentations on iTunesU and my iphone!
03:37 to: Peggy George
I turn off all of my audible notifications :-)
04:01 to: Peggy George
http://barbarabray.net
04:11 to: Maureen @bcdtech
@peggy- me too. Today I hope to sit and catch up on the ones I've missed this week. Connecting ipod to TV- easy to just curl up and watch/learn
04:13 to: Peggy George
Welcome everyone!!
04:27 to: Peggy George
I'll keep trying to drop links in the chat for you
04:36 to: Kim Caise
http://gl.am/De2Kp
04:37 to: Peggy George
http://gl.am/De2Kp
04:40 to: Peggy George
:-)
04:48 to: Peggy George
see--we're really listening!
04:57 to: Kim Caise
:)
05:03 to: Lorie Moffat
PA
05:06 to: roxanne clement
alameda california
05:07 to: Peggy George
if your red dot doesn't go where you want you can click and drag it
05:09 to: Paula 1
St. Louis, Missouri!
05:11 to: Laura G
Poughkeepsie NY
05:13 to: Dorie
Billings, Montana
05:14 to: Peggy George
Phoenix AZ--a beautiful day!
05:16 to: mireillem10
Mireille - Toronto Ontario
05:19 to: Eileen K
Hello from Langhorne, PA
05:19 to: Erica G.
Baltimore, MD
05:19 to: glumb
Ft. Riley, KS
05:22 to: Sofia Segurola
Portland OR
05:23 to: mireillem10
yes
05:25 to: Peggy George
great to see all of you here!
05:26 to: Mary H
New Jersey
05:27 to: reba
san diego, CA
05:33 to: Nirdosh
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
05:34 to: Len H
Go Zonies
05:36 to: Esther
I cannot make it move. I am in Iowa, USA
05:41 to: Kim Caise
haven't seen shambles in awhile
05:54 to: Peggy George
sorry Esther-you should be able to click and drag it on the map
06:15 to: Kim Caise
hi Amanda
06:19 to: reba
cant see tools
06:24 to: roxanne clement
where are the tools
06:29 to: Maureen @bcdtech
no tools visiible
06:30 to: Marragem
lost conne ction but I'm back!
06:32 to: reba
not visible
06:34 to: Paula 1
NO--tools aren't there
06:35 to: mireillem10
it disappeared
06:37 to: roxanne clement
dont have them
06:43 to: Maureen @bcdtech
yes
06:44 to: Paula 1
dancing
06:44 to: reba
yes
06:48 to: Kim Caise
thanks, sorry about that! my fault!
06:51 to: Peggy George
that makes a big difference! :-)
06:53 to: Kim Caise
forgot
07:25 to: Paula 1
:)
07:41 to: Peggy George
fabulous!! great suggestions!
08:50 to: Peggy George
love that list!!!
09:12 to: Peggy George
this is a real challenge but I really believe it it possible!
09:25 to: Len H
Agreed!
09:26 to: SusanSi
harder and harder these days
09:26 to: clinds
Need to give students more choice and get away from workbooks!
09:30 to: Kim Caise
wonder how many administrators or superintendents would say yes
09:35 to: Barbara Bray
Thank you everyone!
09:39 to: glumb
Absolutely, but it is hard for teachers to take that risk sometimes.
09:50 to: Kim Caise
absolutely @glumb. well said!
09:59 to: Peggy George
yes and forget about "test prep"--just teach them with good practice and they will be prepared!
10:03 to: virginia alberti
hi!
10:24 to: Peggy George
I love these photos--tiny but came from Jackie Gerstein's classroom--lots of fabulous hands-on and tech learning there!
10:37 to: Barbara Bray
Thank you Jackie!
10:41 to: Len H
I want my kids to already be familiar with the testing FORMAT before they get the test
10:47 to: Peggy George
I know we're going to leave very inspired and motivated today!!
11:00 to: Peggy George
Welcome Barbara!!! :-)
11:10 to: glumb
Kids are so engaged they are not worried about the next activity.
11:35 to: Peggy George
can anyone be an expert on joy???? :-)
11:37 to: Kim Caise
i used to love to hear, "it is time to go already?"
11:47 to: Peggy George
yes Kim-good point!
11:50 to: Kim Caise
you are peggy, always so positive
11:56 to: Len H
Do we have to stop, now?
12:01 to: glumb
@Kim I loved when they'd sneak in at recess
12:15 to: Peggy George
yes she posted something in Facebook that I knew you would all like to hear more about :-)
12:27 to: Kim Caise
you got that right. i used to have students voluntarily come to 'lunch detention'
12:29 to: Peggy George
love the picture!
12:46 to: Peggy George
joy and meaningful work--great connection!
13:12 to: Marragem
I have kids hoping for rain at lunch time so they can stay in
13:15 to: glumb
That's awesome. I used to have them sneak past our library window into the room when we were in after school meetings.
13:17 to: Peggy George
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/sept08/vol66/num01/Joy-in-School.aspx (The Positive Classroom by Steven Wolk)
13:27 to: glumb
Miss those days
13:33 to: Peggy George
I still have the Goodlad book!!
14:05 to: Peggy George
what a great reminder for all of us!
14:16 to: Peggy George
http://barbarabray.net/2010/09/08/why-joy-matters/ (Barbara Bray: Why Joy Matters)
14:28 to: Peggy George
http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html (TED Talk: Sir Ken Robinson "Schools Kill Creativity")
14:34 to: glumb
Great TED Talk!
14:37 to: Winnie Wong
Let's remember to play today!
14:42 to: Kim Caise
in all 20 years i dont think i have taught in a school climate environment that was 'joyful'
14:44 to: Peggy George
absolutely Winnie!
14:51 to: roxanne clement
my favorite ted talk
14:56 to: Paula 1
Love Seth!
15:01 to: Peggy George
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/10/pushing-back-on-professors.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Fsethsmainblog+%28Seth%27s+Blog%29&utm_content=FaceB
15:01 to: Peggy George
ook (Seth Godin's post on Mediocre Professors)
15:05 to: Paula 1
It was raging!
15:11 to: Paula 1
He hates bad teachers.
16:15 to: Peggy George
you all shared some great suggestions/ideas for joy for you!
16:46 to: Peggy George
this is a great point! I always get so excited when I learn something new for the first time!
16:58 to: Peggy George
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_%28psychology%29 (Definition of Flow on Wikipedia)
17:12 to: Peggy George
http://vodpod.com/watch/1117210-mihaly-csikszentmihalyi-creativity-fulfillment-and-flow (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, fulfillment and flow presentation at the February, 2004 TED conference)
17:25 to: Peggy George
web tour :-)
17:35 to: Kim Caise
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_%28psychology%29
17:40 to: Peggy George
seeing it fine!
17:42 to: Kim Caise
we sure can
18:00 to: Peggy George
chart is excellent! Conditions for Flow
18:17 to: Peggy George
you need to open it in your browser to be able to click on the different areas
18:53 to: Peggy George
low skill level and low challenge=bored! so true!
19:25 to: Peggy George
so many kids come to school with so much heavy baggage that they have trouble focusing on learning
19:39 to: Winnie Wong
Rise the skill level and eliminate boredom in the classroom.
19:43 to: Peggy George
https://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AaD8iTomj-YyZGM0cG4yZmtfNzQ0Z3N4aGg3aGs&hl=en (12 Steps to go with the Flow with Zen Habits)
20:13 to: Kim Caise
does flow refer to a learning process or lesson plan flow?
20:14 to: glumb
That is true Peggy. It is amazing what some of our students have to carry as burdens.
20:32 to: Len H
How do we get access to that last link, Peggy?
20:34 to: Peggy George
that's why it's so important to make our classrooms joyful places
20:50 to: glumb
Well put.
21:19 to: Peggy George
sorry that was the wrong link
21:24 to: Peggy George
will have to find it again
22:00 to: Lorna Costantini
forever young!!
22:09 to: Peggy George
don't seem to have it--will add it to gl.am later
22:41 to: Peggy George
I've seen a lot of rooms with computers collecting dust and not being used :-(
23:15 to: glumb
Our teachers are starting to squabble because we do not have enough
23:37 to: Kim Caise
i am confused with the term 'flow'. go with the 'flow' or flow as in the lesson cycle/plan?
23:53 to: Kim Caise
okay
24:19 to: Peggy George
this is really interesting to think about!
24:34 to: reba
need the tools
24:43 to: Peggy George
so many times we're all excited about what we're doing and the time is up--happens every day with 50 minute periods!
24:45 to: Tammy Moore
Drawing and painting
24:46 to: Winnie Wong
When I am working on a quilt I don't stop to cook or eat.
24:57 to: Kim Caise
when i get to spend time with my niece
24:58 to: roxanne clement
Student-interest based projects that they became excited about...they came in during recess breaks to work
24:59 to: Dorie
music, reading a book
25:01 to: Lorna Costantini
designing web sites
25:02 to: Patti R
my kids get that way working on glogs, i am that way when building in second life
25:05 to: Peggy George
trying something new and sharing it with someone else sitting beside me or online
25:06 to: glumb
Dr. Lentz class discussions. You better be prepared or you'd be embarrassed.
25:09 to: sharon
using a new 2.0 tools to create a project
25:10 to: Dorie
reading a book--often
25:13 to: Sofia Segurola
made a cave in the classroom and found artifacts inside
25:15 to: john
putting together a new lesson
25:15 to: Kim Caise
planning fantastic math lessons
25:15 to: reba
ok - being able to incorporate technology without admin asking why and not the books
25:16 to: Laura G
planning
25:17 to: R Minnie Correia
creativity--art, technology
25:17 to: Lorie Moffat
"Seeing" students understand a concept by doing a hands-on activity.
25:18 to: Russ
Learning new technology sites, applications to use for student learning and then preparing those for students.
25:20 to: Len H
listening to music
25:20 to: Dorie
computer work
25:22 to: Sofia Segurola
skype with chile
25:24 to: Winnie Wong
A really good story will make kids forget their troubles
25:33 to: Eileen K
Sharing a special book for writing that I can make a personal conncetion to
25:34 to: Kim Caise
when students share their 'aha!' moments
25:36 to: Sofia Segurola
boat downd the nile'
25:36 to: Peggy George
hands-on is always engaging for me! whether with computers or "stuff"
25:38 to: Esther
A game where they need to explain the word to a person no seeing it. The other teams try to do together because they are into it.
25:38 to: Dorie
music or p.e.
25:42 to: reba
seeing students incorporate the teaching and using it in other classes or their next grade
25:57 to: Peggy George
those special areas like art, music, drama are so important and often the first to be cut!
25:59 to: Sofia Segurola
movie with cuba
26:07 to: Winnie Wong
Letting kids use a camera will engage them in many ways
26:16 to: Eileen K
seeing my students eyes light up when they make their first powerpoint
26:25 to: Peggy George
but we don't have to have special area teachers to make sure music is part of our classrooms
26:25 to: Kim Caise
brings back the point how important fine arts is to academic development
26:27 to: Len H
$$ rules the classroom :(
26:38 to: mcTeach
I'd love LESS drama in middle school! But you're probably talking about something else. :)
26:42 to: Peggy George
we all can sing :-) well sort of :-)
26:47 to: Eileen K
the money is gone..
26:57 to: Peggy George
that's hilarious mcteach!!! less drama in middle school!
27:06 to: Peggy George
that's a different kind of drama than I was thining of :-)
27:20 to: Kim Caise
in texas test scores and test prep rules and teachers are admonished from deviating from the planned test prep schedule
27:32 to: Len H
:(
27:32 to: Peggy George
camping and field trips also are incredible learning experiences and life long memories for kids
27:33 to: mcTeach
Good Morning Peggy! I've missed you! I missed all of my PLN this week!
27:54 to: Peggy George
you've been living the joy in learning this week mcteach!
27:57 to: Kim Caise
when i taught 5th grade we taught monday through wed morning and testing wed afternoon to friday afternoon from january through april
27:59 to: clinds
It makes me sad to see how many workbooks are still in elementary schools.
28:04 to: mcTeach
My students had some amazing learning experiences this week while we were away at camp!
28:31 to: Winnie Wong
I love outdoor school!
28:36 to: Martin
Sorry about being late
28:51 to: R Minnie Correia
goog point about the white boards!
28:52 to: Peggy George
one challenge for teacher ed programs is that they have to find good mentor teachers who are modeling these practices! sometimes hard to find!
29:34 to: Peggy George
like Dean Shareski said in his K12 Online Conference keynote--sharing is our moral obligation--good teachers need to be willing to mentor future teachers
29:35 to: R Minnie Correia
that was a "good" point, not a "goog" point
29:45 to: Peggy George
:-)
30:14 to: Peggy George
I love this point! teachers are often perfectionists too and they are afraid to take risks in their teaching
30:15 to: R Minnie Correia
this often comes from parents' pressure
30:24 to: glumb
We cannot come to agreement on what it is we should focus on. Kind of like today's political world. Polarizing viewpoints.
30:38 to: Peggy George
good point glumb!
30:55 to: Martin
That is a point that I have made repeatedly. "welcome to the 1970s-1990s. we may have 21st century tools - but we use then the same as we used tools from previous generations - Innovation? interactivi
30:55 to: Martin
ty? I think fear and lack of support pkays a major role in - Here's the technology - use it." We must really work on the models.
31:01 to: reba
yes yes yes its saddddd
31:21 to: Peggy George
I agree Martin!!!
31:54 to: Peggy George
we can't use the new tools the same way we used to teach--interactive whiteboards need to be used by students and not just teachers
31:57 to: glumb
We have given our 5th Graders their own netbooks so they can experience learning can ahppen at any time.
32:07 to: Peggy George
Reggio Emilia is such a wonderful model!
32:22 to: Peggy George
http://www.reggioemiliaapproach.net (Reggio Emilia Approach)
32:33 to: roxanne clement
Curiosity driving learning...yes
32:44 to: Peggy George
hit that frowny face accidentally--so sorry! I'm not frowny at all!!!!
32:47 to: Martin
I take prode in givcing famouis PD in 5 - 3 min or less (some are 30 - 50 seconds) - Same time for the session - mostly hands on and role change from instruction to support/coach.
32:48 to: mireillem10
my sister is a teacher at a highschool in Montreal. She does a lot of this stuff. She is one of the good no great teachers.
32:55 to: Marragem
inquiry based, negotiated learning - yes!!
32:58 to: Len H
:P
33:36 to: Peggy George
found the 12 steps for Flow :-) http://zenhabits.net/12-practical-steps-for-learning-to-go-with-the-flow/
33:42 to: glumb
Sounds fantastic!
34:10 to: Peggy George
this is so inspiring! wish there were more Emilia classes
34:13 to: Martin
Im presenting in Rochester for NYSCATE (NYS tech. conf.) using the interactive and web tools to be iNteractive, iNquiry-based and iNtergenerational.
34:20 to: Kim Caise
what an awesome 'assignment'
34:27 to: Peggy George
http://www.midpac.edu/ (Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, HI)
34:50 to: Peggy George
learning facilitators :-)
34:51 to: Winnie Wong
What a great environment for learning.
35:22 to: Peggy George
kids are priceless!!!
35:24 to: john
@Martin: do you have a web site?
35:32 to: Winnie Wong
What a thought, teachers as listeners.
35:53 to: glumb
Reminds me of ITI with Susan Kovalik
36:04 to: Martin
Wow that can incorporate (not just use) tech. tools for true "assessment" and "data gatherng" in real time and help reform 21st century instruuction from the ground up.
36:06 to: Marragem
authentic student driven leaning
36:08 to: mireillem10
too cute
36:16 to: Peggy George
those kids are really aware of alternatives! wow!
36:53 to: Winnie Wong
Connecting kids to what is important to them will lead to real learning
36:57 to: Martin
THis can also be used in an alternative assessment concept
37:00 to: Peggy George
http://www.amazon.com/Compassionate-Classroom-Relationship-Teaching-Learning/dp/1892005069/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1288273602&sr=8-1 (Book: The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based Teac
37:00 to: Peggy George
hing and Learning by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson)
37:18 to: Winnie Wong
This is authentic assessment
37:42 to: Peggy George
control can be such a big issue for teachers!
37:59 to: Martin
Is the possibly part of the "walking" from the "talking" that is almay spoken of the the pols in DC?
38:02 to: Kim Caise
isn't my way the only right way?!?!? :)
38:11 to: Winnie Wong
Teachers are taught to work alone not together
38:15 to: Martin
NCLB - RTTT?
38:21 to: Marragem
thank goodness this is the type of assessment that I can still have in my classroom - ongoing and students choose how they will demonstrate their learning
38:22 to: Kim Caise
what is RTTT?
38:24 to: Peggy George
yes teachers can be so isolated sometimes!
38:32 to: mireillem10
good lord
38:33 to: Martin
Race to the Top
38:44 to: Kim Caise
oh ok ty @martin
39:02 to: Peggy George
collaboration and teamwork--such important concepts to incorporate
39:20 to: Len H
I feel so overwhelmed by hoop-jumping, I feel I can't teach. :(
39:23 to: Peggy George
teachers can teach the best when they are passionate about what they are teaching!
39:29 to: glumb
Isolation is so sad in todays world when we have the capability of watching expert teachers doing it right through webcams, Skype or other means
39:37 to: Martin
In some situations - it appears that busy work is sometimes interpreted as meaningful. :-(
39:47 to: Winnie Wong
Teachers don't have choices so students don't have choices
40:00 to: Peggy George
choices are so important! teachers can provide choices if they are worried the kids won't make good decisions
40:23 to: Peggy George
almost every student presenter at TEDx Redmond talked about how important it was for them to have choices in learning
40:29 to: mireillem10
my sister does that and it works. in fact some of the teachers in her highschool are furious with her because they feel she is backing them look bad
40:29 to: reba
@Winnie - you are so right for many schools - they stop those innovative classroom w/ innovative teaching
40:30 to: roxanne clement
I consciously extend my learning activities beyond the school walls 24/7
40:40 to: Martin
Unfortunately in many circumstances - that doers not "fit" the model to evaluate "progress"
40:45 to: Peggy George
http://tedxredmond.com/
41:08 to: Peggy George
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=17078 (1:1 Laptop Program at Madison Middle School)
41:25 to: Peggy George
if it's behind a login we won't see it
41:26 to: glumb
@roxanne what grade do you teach?
41:33 to: Peggy George
can't see it
41:42 to: roxanne clement
K-5 Media Center/Library
41:48 to: Peggy George
refreshed it and can see it now
41:52 to: reba
link to this website?
41:54 to: Peggy George
must have just been slow loading for me
41:57 to: Winnie Wong
It was empowering to tell kids that there is more than one way to arrive at an answer and their way is just as good as mine
42:04 to: Peggy George
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=17078
42:06 to: Kim Caise
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=17078
42:34 to: glumb
@roxanne I'd be curious to know what you do to extend I have a K-5 building also.
42:48 to: Peggy George
what a fabulous back to school night for parent participation!!
43:16 to: Peggy George
http://rknopp.my-ecoach.com (Learners for Life)
43:27 to: Peggy George
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=16782
43:35 to: roxanne clement
it's not showing
43:43 to: Peggy George
now?
43:54 to: Winnie Wong
yes
43:58 to: Peggy George
I can see it now--whew!
44:03 to: Martin
missing desktop
44:12 to: Len H
What is his name?
44:12 to: Marragem
can't see it
44:18 to: Peggy George
http://citizenshipprojects.wikispaces.com/DS+The+Inside+Story (Citizenship Projects)
44:22 to: roxanne clement
can see that one
44:29 to: Peggy George
great roxanne! thanks
44:44 to: Peggy George
you can scroll on the web tour to see everything
44:56 to: roxanne clement
Peggy maybe if you can keep the links coming then we will have them in the browser if they don't come up
44:59 to: Martin
cool use of "physical" tags
45:15 to: Peggy George
love seeing these examples! all will be in the gl.am links so you can explore them more later
45:24 to: Peggy George
http://gl.am/De2Kp
46:01 to: mireillem10
I wish my company was like that. I think it's time for me to do something
46:12 to: Peggy George
there was a fantastic K12 Online Conference presentation by Colby Ratzlaff (student) who talked about how they used google sketchup to design their own learning environment at school
46:32 to: mireillem10
i would like to know more about that
47:01 to: Martin
which system do they use (@ google)?
47:40 to: Peggy George
this is Colby's presentation--you'll love it: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=642 his environment is exactly like what Barbara is describing!
47:56 to: Peggy George
http://www.newtechhigh.org/press.html (New Tech High)
48:09 to: mireillem10
I learn a lot from the teacher environment. I'm in corporate education.
48:12 to: Peggy George
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=10248 (Cross-Age Cross-Curriculum Projects at Pinellas County Schools in FL)
48:49 to: Peggy George
some teachers would be so nervous seeing the laptop over the water :-) how about you?
49:00 to: roxanne clement
can't see the slide. so mayb e the link
49:08 to: mcTeach
Peggy....I had to look away! :)
49:11 to: Peggy George
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=16398 (Earth Day 2010)
49:12 to: Nirdosh
Gives me the willies
49:42 to: Peggy George
not sure that's the right link in the web tour...
50:23 to: Peggy George
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=16398
50:30 to: roxanne clement
Peggy, that was my link you just did
50:39 to: Martin
thast's sop realistic and applicable
50:43 to: roxanne clement
we can link to it outside if you put the link in
50:46 to: Peggy George
the earthday link?
51:04 to: Peggy George
yes that was it
51:30 to: Martin
Remember - If you're not frustrated -you're not using technology (properly?)
51:31 to: roxanne clement
here's the earthday project...http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=16398
51:39 to: mireillem10
does anyone have resources on how to ask questions?
51:54 to: Peggy George
yes-thanks Roxanne--that was the link I added earlier--hard to tell :-)
52:13 to: Peggy George
driving questions make such a difference!
52:36 to: Peggy George
http://mpi-psas.my-ecoach.com (Professional Development with the teacher as learner)
53:08 to: Peggy George
http://barbarabray.net/2010/10/13/meaningful-professional-development/ (Barbara Bray: Meaningful Professional Development)
53:21 to: Peggy George
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=16991&project_step=74735
53:36 to: mireillem10
thank you. questions are so important and yet there are very few places to show how to ask them. perhaps I searching with the wrong key words maybe the word inquiry would be a better word to use
53:47 to: Peggy George
that's the link you're seeing now-Mid-Pacific Institute
53:55 to: Peggy George
seeing the survey now
53:59 to: roxanne clement
we can click it too
54:13 to: Peggy George
that's powerful when you can get that kind of instant feedback!
54:40 to: Peggy George
http://my-ecoach.com/project.php?id=16991&project_step=74746
55:03 to: Martin
THis is som ething that almost anyone can incorporate into their current plans through slight modification
55:04 to: Peggy George
do you use exit tickets in your PD?
55:04 to: Kim Caise
developing reading questions http://www.pbs.org/teachers/_files/pdf/TL_ReadingCard.pdf
55:22 to: Peggy George
http://barbarabray.net/2010/10/27/full-steam-aheadthe-power-of-play/ (Barbara Bray: Full STEAM Ahead: The Power of Play)
55:24 to: Maureen @bcdtech
@McTeach How was your week? Sorry, if you've already said- was listening, and doing something else- story of my life
55:27 to: Kim Caise
developing effective math questions http://www.pbs.org/teachers/_files/pdf/TL_MathCard.pdf
55:52 to: Kim Caise
developing science questions http://www.pbs.org/teachers/_files/pdf/TL_ScienceTipCard.pdf
55:55 to: Peggy George
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/sept10/vol68/num01/Seven_Essentials_for_Project-Based_Learning.aspx (Educational Leadership article 7 Essentials for Project-Based Learning)
56:08 to: Peggy George
http://barbarabray.net/2010/10/27/full-steam-aheadthe-power-of-play/ (Barbara Bray: Full STEAM Ahead: The Power of Play)
56:25 to: Peggy George
http://www.hyperstudio.com (Hyperstudio)
56:33 to: Peggy George
http://www.fablevision.com/animationish/ (Animation-ish from Fablevision)
56:34 to: Kim Caise
effective mentoring http://www.pbs.org/teachers/_files/pdf/416-035_PBS_MentorTipCard_FNL_NoMarks.pdf
56:43 to: Peggy George
http://scratch.mit.edu/ (Scratch is a program to create games)
56:59 to: Peggy George
let the kids help you decide how to arrange the room :-)
57:11 to: mcTeach
Maureen...for the most part, it was an amazing week for the kids. I'll be writing blog posts about it!
57:19 to: Marragem
Thanks Barbara. You've just reaffirmed for me that I'm doing everything right!
57:22 to: Peggy George
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1947844_2013322,00.html (Googleplex Photo Gallery)
57:24 to: Martin
i'm going to try my-ecoach - it looks fabulous - I'm not sure why I didn't try that before
57:39 to: Maureen @bcdtech
@mcTeach- was wondering- not too wet and muddy??
57:39 to: Martin
Isn
57:45 to: Peggy George
fantastic ideas Barbara!!!
57:51 to: Winnie Wong
Meaningful learning lasts a lifetime not till the test
57:58 to: Martin
It takes a village - Isn't this global?
58:09 to: Peggy George
yes definitely Martin!!! global!
58:13 to: R Minnie Correia
Thanks, where do we find all the links?
58:19 to: Russ
Thank you, Barbara! Well done!
58:26 to: Peggy George
I love that quote Winnie!! I'm going to start using it!!
58:34 to: Winnie Wong
Thank you, Barbara.
58:37 to: Martin
Grerat session. I'm going to try these with coleagues in a semi-PD
58:43 to: Peggy George
http://gl.am/De2Kp
58:43 to: Martin
Thank
58:48 to: Martin
You
59:20 to: Esther
Wonderful your session. Thanks,Barbara
59:31 to: Peggy George
all of the links are in the gl.am links and will also be in our archives along with today's recording very soon http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources.html
59:35 to: Maureen @bcdtech
Looking forward to hearing Dan Meyer!!
59:37 to: mcTeach
I'll be at Fall CUE in Napa next Saturday. Anyone else?
59:44 to: stefrel
Thank you Barbara
59:48 to: Peggy George
Dan Meyer is incredible!!! whether you teach math or not!!
59:56 to: Barbara Bray
Thank you everyone!
1:00:10 to: Maureen @bcdtech
@Peggy agreed- I'm a mathphobe, but learn from him!
1:00:12 to: roxanne clement
great session Barbara!
1:00:18 to: Peggy George
http://bit.ly/barbarabray (Barbara Bray on Facebook)
1:00:23 to: Len H
Thank you, Peggy!
1:00:24 to: Martin
It is universal - as they have always been - just new "tools"
1:00:33 to: Barbara Bray
Thanks Roxanne! I hope people go to your site.
1:00:40 to: Peggy George
you're welcome! happy to recognize your learning on a Saturday!!
1:01:00 to: Marragem
or on a Sunday morning, Peggy!
1:01:01 to: Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/cr20liveitunesu
1:01:08 to: Peggy George
yes Marragem!!! :-)
1:01:14 to: john
thank you
1:01:15 to: Peggy George
even more impressive!
1:01:15 to: Martin
Thanks for the URL
1:01:26 to: R Minnie Correia
Yes, special thanks to Barbara
1:01:36 to: Peggy George
http://barbarabray.net
1:02:07 to: Peggy George
you can continue being inspired by Barbara when you follow her on Facebook or Twitter. Always adding new food for thought!
1:02:27 to: Peggy George
http://twitter.com/bbray (Barbara Bray on Twitter)
1:02:39 to: Martin
Are the tools universally accessible?
1:02:47 to: Peggy George
how do you share these examples in PD Barbara?
1:02:57 to: Peggy George
seeing the real life examples are so valuable!
1:03:13 to: Martin
Among others - almost all
1:03:17 to: Peggy George
the ones on Power of pLay
1:03:32 to: Martin
e-coach
1:04:09 to: Peggy George
aha! one to one coaching!! that makes sense
1:04:25 to: Peggy George
then you can provide specific examples based on what they really want to know
1:04:39 to: Peggy George
your blog really provides a lot too
1:04:41 to: Peggy George
yes
1:04:43 to: Peggy George
thank you
1:05:08 to: Peggy George
when Barbara blogs she always adds great examples
1:05:16 to: Martin
Thanks. Will do.
1:05:24 to: Peggy George
why don't more schools use the Reggio Emilia method?
1:05:44 to: roxanne clement
the concepts are universal
1:05:45 to: Peggy George
I'll bet that's part of it--they think of it as preschool
1:05:56 to: Peggy George
absolutely!! strategies are the key
1:06:03 to: Martin
It probably would work well with some of my middle schoolers
1:06:31 to: Peggy George
mcteach has a classroom that has tons of hands-on learning! if you missed her presentation be sure to watch it in the archives!
1:06:40 to: Peggy George
she's middle school!!
1:06:44 to: Kim Caise
i love middle school!
1:07:06 to: Peggy George
teachers with a good sense of humor are essential in middle school :-)
1:07:14 to: mcTeach
Thanks Peggy!
1:07:21 to: Martin
Extremely important
1:07:40 to: Eileen K
There is a new school about to open in Philadelphia called the Free School, I wonder if this school will be following the Reggio Emilia method, it is suppose to be student driven
1:07:42 to: Winnie Wong
Middle schoolers love to work with their hands and need the affirmations that their ideas are vald. This approach will build their self-esteem and confidence
1:08:07 to: Peggy George
just read something on FB today about how dreadful some of the college courses are for new teachers--all lecture, no involvement--very sad! I know they aren't all that way, but too many are
1:08:17 to: Winnie Wong
Teachers need to not feel threatened by the students
1:08:28 to: Peggy George
yes Winnie!
1:08:59 to: Peggy George
they will remember it much longer when they have choices about how they learn it and can get actively engaged in it!
1:09:11 to: roxanne clement
we should be measuring smiles and excitement as they leave the room after successful activities...and if they come back for more!
1:09:21 to: Winnie Wong
We think test scores represent success so everyone is caught up in that
1:09:22 to: Martin
total control - that's one item I have difficulty understanding
1:10:05 to: nikki
Most teacher ed programs squelch this kind of creativity and autonomy....they have a way to go to be with the FLOW!
1:10:09 to: Eileen K
we are reminded of improving test scores almost on a daily basis
1:10:14 to: Martin
Too many are in the "numbers" which arer relativer. NYS numbers were flawed - and they won RTTT funds with them - other states w/o flaws???
1:10:20 to: Peggy George
listen to the "Student Voices" presentations on K12 Online Conference--they have powerful messages about just these points!! http://wiki.k12onlineconference.org/home/for-participants/2010-schedule
1:10:36 to: Peggy George
they want choice and interaction and collaboration!
1:11:09 to: Peggy George
this presentation was outstanding: Learning on my Own http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=667
1:11:17 to: roxanne clement
abolutely!!!!
1:11:26 to: Peggy George
Nicolas Gutkowski-student voice presentation
1:11:48 to: Martin
My father told me wen he went to T.C. - tyhey always stated that follow wat you are instructing - don't roick the boat. If you can affect a changer - you must retain youir position and gain rapport.
1:12:11 to: Peggy George
I heard that when I went to undergrad school too Martin!
1:12:35 to: Winnie Wong
My master teacher told me not to smile until Christmas
1:12:46 to: Peggy George
I wish I had more technology when I was learning to teach--long time ago!!!
1:12:49 to: roxanne clement
so sad Winnie
1:12:53 to: Peggy George
I heard that too Winnie :-)
1:13:01 to: Peggy George
that is the control message!
1:13:03 to: Eileen K
Many of my former students come back and tellme they are so bored from lecturing in high school classes.. no wonder we lose them.
1:13:07 to: Martin
Actually, I had a concept to use video as a tool for PD and virtual class inter-visitation
1:13:24 to: Winnie Wong
Good idea
1:13:36 to: roxanne clement
It empowers them too
1:13:44 to: Peggy George
when the kids produce and create things and post them on a class wiki or blog there will be tons of examples for others to see and be inspired by
1:14:15 to: Peggy George
my daughter just told me how excited she was that one of my grandson's teachers started a wiki this year (and my daughter had never seen one before)
1:14:29 to: mcTeach
Gotta run...a lot to do after a week away. Thanks everyone!
1:14:35 to: Peggy George
she loved seeing what was going on in school because he son doesn't talk about it...
1:14:46 to: Peggy George
bye mcteach! so glad you could join us!
1:14:52 to: Martin
I know that when individuals have the opportunity to "shine" in their speciality, everyone will be winners. We can't all fit square pegs (no pun intended) into rouind holes.
1:14:59 to: mcTeach
Thanks Peggy! Have a great weekend!
1:15:28 to: roxanne clement
We all teach each other, and collaborating is the key
1:15:39 to: Peggy George
there are going to be some incredible presentations on the upcoming Global Education Conference--be sure to check it out--all free (Nov. 15-19)
1:15:54 to: Peggy George
http://www.globaleducationconference.com/index.html
1:16:12 to: roxanne clement
That's a whole conference in itself
1:16:14 to: Martin
That is the absolute truth. WE are there for TNT.
1:16:16 to: Eileen K
I had suggested having a wiki for our new teachers as part of the professional development
1:16:24 to: Peggy George
transparency is so helpful and yet so many schools have it all locked down
1:16:34 to: Peggy George
great idea Eileen!!!
1:16:37 to: roxanne clement
Sharing is so important
1:17:05 to: Peggy George
Dean Shareski gave such a powerful message about the moral obligation of sharing! I really agree with him!
1:17:48 to: roxanne clement
That's why peer sharing allows professionals to pick and choose among the best to try out
1:18:04 to: Peggy George
I still remember my "joyful" teachers from high school and that was a long time ago! those are the teachers we continue to seek out and want to stay in touch with years later
1:18:11 to: Martin
I created wikis for depertments several years ago, had a few members and it was not used to maximum application. Now newcolleagues have come in, created Wikis (which were there) and have reinvented th
1:18:11 to: Martin
e wheel.
1:18:26 to: Winnie Wong
Learning is catching and fun and ongoing
1:18:50 to: Peggy George
I agree roxanne--choice in finding educators to follow in places like twitter, plurk, facebook so we can build a meaningful PLN for ourselves
1:19:36 to: roxanne clement
Peggy, I love the new weekly sessions with teachers sharing here at Classroom 2.0 for that very reason
1:19:42 to: Winnie Wong
Reinventing schools will also mean reinventing teacher education
1:19:43 to: Eileen K
Yes, we need to find like-minded enthusiastic teachers who are open to new ideas
1:20:10 to: Peggy George
I have seen some amazing hands-on kinds of teachers who used very little technology and it reminds me that it isn't the tool that's important but only when the tool supports the learning
1:20:19 to: Martin
Tofflers quote still stands -The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
1:20:29 to: Len H
I feel that top-down regimented requirements are stifling our creativity as teachers.
1:20:43 to: Peggy George
http://barbarabray.net/2010/10/13/meaningful-professional-development/ (Barbara Bray: Meaningful Professional Development)
1:20:49 to: roxanne clement
So true, its the teaching that is the art, and the tool that assists
1:20:53 to: Eileen K
Team teaching is very valuable when everyone is open minded
1:21:04 to: Peggy George
thanks for making us think, Barbara!! we all need to contribute to making that happen!
1:21:33 to: Winnie Wong
Not eating lunch means they are are in the flow
1:21:37 to: Peggy George
wow! teachers walking a student home :-)
1:21:37 to: roxanne clement
We do need to be the change!
1:22:08 to: Peggy George
one of our local schools has teachers walk the neighborhoods right before school starts to tell students how much they are looking forward to seeing them in school :-)
1:22:32 to: Peggy George
teachers riding the bus once in awhile with kids also means a lot to them (and principals need to do it too)
1:22:41 to: Martin
Until the political attitude changes and "numbers" are among other benchmarks, we we stil be compared to other coutries, cultures and systems - as apples to oranges, pears to bananas, soup to chowder,
1:22:41 to: Martin
etc....
1:22:49 to: Winnie Wong
We used to make home visits ...
1:22:56 to: Peggy George
so true Martin!!!!
1:23:18 to: Peggy George
home visits were fantastic and are almost non-existent now--fear...
1:23:36 to: Peggy George
teachers don't feel safe doing home visits any more in many places
1:24:02 to: Peggy George
thank you so much for this session Barbara!! Really inspiring and lots of great resources to explore!
1:24:35 to: Winnie Wong
Let's bring creative programming back to the classroom!
1:24:40 to: Martin
@Peggy Great point. Supporting students with oither aspect of the children;'s lves (bus rides, games, other events) will get to know the whole child and show a true understanding of their individualit
1:24:40 to: Martin
y.
1:24:58 to: Peggy George
Steve Hargadon has interviewed some amazing authors and educators who talk on this topic
1:25:36 to: Peggy George
yes Maureen! I really think the building of relationships has to come first before the students are ready to learn (and parents are ready to support you)
1:25:39 to: Eileen K
This is my profession pick -up each Saturday!
1:25:46 to: roxanne clement
Bring Back the Joy!
1:25:49 to: Peggy George
this is such an important mission for all of us!
1:26:12 to: Peggy George
I love what I do so much and I'm retired! Why did I have to retire to make it happen????
1:26:38 to: Len H
I'm envious, Peggy
1:26:42 to: Peggy George
:-)
1:26:42 to: Winnie Wong
Because your hands are not tied any more
1:26:55 to: Peggy George
exactly!! and no more forms to fill in
1:26:57 to: R Minnie Correia
Barbara, when you've figured out how to change those attitudes, please publish it.
1:27:26 to: Peggy George
the joy left me as a principal/administrator when everything was paperwork
1:27:28 to: Len H
I have to go, Thanks Barbara! :)
1:27:35 to: Peggy George
thanks a lot Barbara!
1:27:35 to: Len H
Bye everyone.
1:27:41 to: patti r
great conversation, thank you
1:27:42 to: Martin
Thanksyou for the session. Joy has not diussapeared, it is just in disguise and needs a little prodding to come out. Tech. tools can enhance what they have taught and their methodologies. It is great
1:27:42 to: Martin
for them to advance and be "iN"
1:27:47 to: Peggy George
see you next week!
1:27:52 to: R Minnie Correia
Thank you so much!
1:28:01 to: Peggy George
very positive concluding thought Martin! thanks!
1:28:08 to: Eileen K
Wonderful session. Thank you Barbara. I'll be checking out your blog!
1:28:15 to: Winnie Wong
Thank you everyone!
1:28:23 to: patti r
we wanted lunch detention
1:28:25 to: Peggy George
we'll publish the recording ASAP
1:28:42 to: Peggy George
http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources.html (Classroom 2.0 LIVE Archives and Resources for all recordings and links)
1:28:43 to: Martin
It will. The pedulum always swings - and never stops in the middle. This session is inspirational and will help puish the envelope.
1:29:10 to: Peggy George
come to the K12 Online fireside chat with the week 2 keynoters! going to be great! at 3:00pm EST
1:29:20 to: Peggy George
Darren Kuropatwa and Allanah King, NZ
1:29:32 to: Martin
will try to make it. Plan to be there.
1:29:37 to: Peggy George
they did fantastic presentations and you'll get to view them in the fireside chat
1:29:43 to: Sofia Segurola
Thank YOU!!
1:29:47 to: Peggy George
bye everyone!!! have a great weekend!