Monday, June 24, 2013

Chapter 2: Imagination

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein

As I read this chapter and thought about this quote, I kept coming back to this question: is imagination possible without knowledge? Share your thoughts on this question and the chapter.

Last week was an amazing start to the summer book club. You guys have been having a great conversation. Please feel free to continue commenting to old posts while moving on to the new week's discussion. Please note that we will take next week off and continue the conversation the week of July 8th. If you know someone who is interested in joining the book club, let them know that now is a great time to catch up with the group. Have a great week!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Chapter 1: Nurturing Genius

It seems that in order to have a conversation about teaching our students about habitudes, we first need to understand them. Review the questions at the end of the chapter and share how the habitudes fit into your life and classroom. How do you see the habitudes helping your students become 21st century learners? If you are unsure, share that and get some ideas from the other participants. (By the way, how many of you raised your mental hand when she asked if you were a genius? I admit, I did not! But I love the idea that we are all geniuses sometimes.)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer eLearning Book Group -- Introduction

Today begins the Summer eLearning Book Group. If you have not purchased or started reading the book yet, don't worry. This week we will start with introductions. Please take a moment to share your name, the school/corporation/organization your work for, and your role there. To do this, click on this post title or the number of comments below this post then scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and you will see the "Enter your comment" box. You can also reply back to anyone's comment by clicking on "Reply" below any comment. Next week we will discuss chapter 1 and continue working through a chapter each week, so your homework this week is to read chapter 1. Keep in mind that any Indiana educator who participates in all 10 of the weekly conversations will be eligible to win a trip to the ICE conference where Angela Maiers will be the keynote speaker. If you get behind in your reading throughout the summer, you will have opportunities to catch up with the group. Also, you will receive PGPs by participating in at least 8 of the 10 weeks of the book group.