Monday, July 28, 2014

Thrive Book Club Updates

It has been a record-breaking book club. We had 133 people post over 900 comments! There have been some great connections made. Feel free to share your Twitter handles here, follow each other, use the #INeLearn hashtag, and continue to communicate with and support each other there. Also, if you are an eLearning coach, please join our eLearning Coach Community. If your school is currently a Google school or you are moving that way, you might want to join the Indiana Google Educator Group. And if you're looking for support with the new standards, there are over 50 Communities of Practice that you can join.

Over the next few days I will be pouring through the comments and sending out PGP documentation to participants. The winners of the professional development grants will also be selected. And we will be announcing our fall book club selection. Stay tuned for all of this information.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thrive Week 7: Conclusion

It's hard to believe, but it's time to wrap up the summer book club. The discussions have been rich and enlightening and it has been wonderful to see so many connections made. Feel free to share ways that you can be found outside of the blog -- Twitter, blog, etc. For this last week's discussion, please share what changes, additions or enhancements you are going to make in your teaching this year due to reading this book. Please have all of your comments to all blog posts completed by Friday, July 25.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thrive Week 6: Empower Your Students

How are you giving your students a voice in your classroom? What ideas do you have to empower your students to take more interest in and control of their education? What questions or concerns do you have that others in the book club could help with?

This is the last chapter of the book, but we still have one more week for the book club. Next week come prepared to share your take aways from the book.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thrive Week 5: Listen to Yourself

Do you have a hard time listening to yourself over the other loud voices and opinions around you? What about overcoming the fears that you have as a teacher or finding alignment between your values and actions? What tools and ideas have you used to accomplish these things? Or are you still struggling with this and would like some suggestions from your network?

We only have one more chapter to read and two more weeks of the book club. Please catch up on your reading and comments to posts (including comments to other participants' comments). Also, if you did not introduce yourself the first week of the discussion, please do so.