Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fall 2013 Book Club Selection

Ahoy Matey! Put on your eye patch and set course with the Office of eLearning as we navigate the high seas of instruction for this fall’s online book group! Our book choice, Teach Like A PIRATE (Amazon and Barnes and Noble) by Dave Burgess, focuses on increasing student engagement while transforming your life as an educator! We will begin this learning adventure on September 16th so be sure you have a copy of the book and visit our eLearning Book club blog. We will post a discussion question or thought each week to spark the online conversation among participants. This is a great way to learn together and meet fellow educators. Don’t miss the boat on this great opportunity. Click on Join this site now to get connected.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chapter 9: Closing Thoughts

After reading this book, did you start this school year any differently? In closing, feel free to share any final thoughts on the book or your plans to implement the habitudes into your classroom.

This is the end of another wonderful book club. Thank you all so much for participating. Please be sure to submit all of our blog post comments by the end of the day Friday, August 23rd. Early next week we will select and notify winners of a trip to the ICE conference from those who participated in every week (posts for chapters 1-8) of the discussion. 

In the next few days we will be sharing information about our fall book group here, on our website, and through social media. Hope to see you all back here in a few weeks!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Chapter 8: Adaptability

This chapter ended with a quote that I have heard a lot from keynote speakers at a variety of conferences over the last year: "The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Alvin Toffler  After reading this chapter and thinking about adaptability, what do you think of this quote? Do you plan to use any of the lessons suggested in this chapter or do you have specific ways that you teach or model adaptability in your classroom?

Congratulations! You have made it to the 7th and final habitude. If you would like to be eligible to win a trip to the ICE Conference you will need to have commented on each of the habitude chapter posts by 4pm Eastern next Friday, August 23rd. There will be an opportunity to share some concluding thoughts next week when I share a post next Monday on the last chapter.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Chater 7: Passion

This week's habitude is passion. Have you found a way in your busy schedule to give kids time to work on things they're passionate about? Are you getting to teach anything that you're passionate about?