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Fostering A Continuous Gap Between What We Know and What We Do

As we already know, a gap exists between what we know and what we do.  Successful educators work to narrow this gap between new ideas and implementation.  However, I believe the size of this gap does not necessarily indicate one’s success.  Some educators are terrific at executing what all they know how.  …See More
Feb 22, 2013
Shawn Blankenship posted a blog post

Fostering A Continuous Gap Between What We Know and What We Do

As we already know, a gap exists between what we know and what we do.  Successful educators work to narrow this gap between new ideas and implementation.  However, I believe the size of this gap does not necessarily indicate one’s success.  Some educators are terrific at executing what all they know how.  …See More
Feb 21, 2013
Shawn Blankenship liked Anne Beck's blog post Bring it on 2012: A Resolution Worth Keeping
Jan 11, 2012
Shawn Blankenship posted a blog post

How Do YOU Learn?

I make it a habit each summer to try new things and to put myself in situations in which I will inevitably grow as an educator. This summer I made a very important decision. I decided to change the way I learn. Up until this point in my career, much of my knowledge derived from the latest educational best seller or from local…See More
Nov 23, 2011
Shawn Blankenship liked Anne Beck's blog post Are Teachers the New Illiterates?
Nov 23, 2011
Shawn Blankenship commented on Thomas Whitby's video
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#140 EDU: Steve Anderson & Tom Whitby

"Great conversation on the positive impact social media has made in education.  #Edchat is outstanding and I look forward to every Tuesday!  I also enjoy reading Connected Principals blog, however, what is unique about The Educators PLN is…"
Aug 18, 2011
Shawn Blankenship posted a blog post

If You Thought I Was Perfect, You Weren't Paying Attention

I make it a habit each summer to try new things and to put myself in situations in which I will inevitably grow as an educator. This summer has been amazing!  I decided to create my first blog, Brain Vibe For Educators, and to enter the “twittersphere.” I believe I have personally grown more in two months than possibly in the last two years thanks to my PLN.I wanted to mention 3 of my favorite tweets throughout this summer and a brief reason why these particular tweets had such a meaningful…See More
Aug 3, 2011
Shawn Blankenship commented on Shawn Blankenship's blog post The Transformation Dare
"Thanks Toni, I have had much feedback on this topic and daily visitation, along with timely, meaningful feedback to the teacher, and a detailed action plan is the trick.  I've learned that it isn't so much a different act a day as it…"
Jul 20, 2011
Toni Jones commented on Shawn Blankenship's blog post The Transformation Dare
"It all starts with classroom visitation. How does a principal really know what is going on without getting in the classroom....perhaps it is number 1.... How often do you visit and take notice of what is really taking place? If you ask a principal…"
Jul 20, 2011
Shawn Blankenship posted a blog post

The Transformation Dare

MAKE A DIFFERENCEAs the new school year nears, I have been thinking a lot about how to move any teacher beyond complacency, beyond mediocrity, and toward motivation and the desire for excellence. To do this, it will take competence, dedication, and the courage to speak about hard truths along with sustained efforts to improve when…See More
Jul 19, 2011
Shawn Blankenship posted a blog post

What Will Your Students Say At Their 10 Year Reunion?

Do you create a classroom environment where engagement is the norm?  Do you get every student highly involved in focused work in which they are active learners and problem-solvers?  Are your students emotionally engaged?  Do you show warmth, caring, respect, and fairness for every student and build strong relationships?  What will your students say about you at their 10 year reunion?  If there is any likelihood, possibility, chance, suspicion, or notion that the adjective BORING may pop-up to…See More
Jul 14, 2011
Shawn Blankenship liked Thomas Whitby's blog post Digital Native Myth Buster
Jul 8, 2011
Shawn Blankenship commented on Thomas Whitby's blog post Digital Native Myth Buster
"As you state, "The best content experts cannot compare their knowledge to that which becomes available on the internet."  Too many students can only learn what their teacher knows.  It's not the responsibility of the teacher…"
Jul 8, 2011
Norma Rice liked Shawn Blankenship's blog post QR Codes = EZ Access
Jul 8, 2011
Shawn Blankenship posted a blog post

QR Codes = EZ Access

QR Codes can be an excellent way of directing students to content. With a quick click of a smartphone QR Code Reader app, you can reveal a hidden code instantly and experience a popular trend in the Japanese culture. How can we use this tool in the classroom? Check out the following assignment:  I encourage you to download a free QR Code Reader App and simply take a picture of the image.  You will instantly be directed to the appropriate article. For this assignment, you will use the…See More
Jul 7, 2011
Shawn Blankenship liked Lisa Mims's blog post Creating Global Learners! Projects That Knock Down Classroom Walls!
Jul 7, 2011

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Fostering A Continuous Gap Between What We Know and What We Do

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

As we already know, a gap exists between what we know and what we do.  Successful educators work to narrow this gap between new ideas and implementation.  However, I believe the size of this gap does not necessarily indicate one’s success.  Some educators are…

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How Do YOU Learn?

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 4:49pm 0 Comments

I make it a habit each summer to try new things and to put myself in situations in which I will inevitably grow as an educator. This summer I made a very important decision. I decided to change the way I learn. Up until this point in my career, much of my knowledge derived from the…

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If You Thought I Was Perfect, You Weren't Paying Attention

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

I make it a habit each summer to try new things and to put myself in situations in which I will inevitably grow as an educator. This summer has been amazing!  I decided to create my first blog, Brain Vibe For Educators, and to enter the “twittersphere.” I believe I have personally grown more in two months than possibly in the last two years thanks to my PLN.…

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The Transformation Dare

Posted on July 19, 2011 at 12:35am 2 Comments

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

As the new school year nears, I have been thinking a lot a…

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At 3:09pm on June 30, 2011, Toni Jones said…
Loved it!  When I flew out to DC I was on a plane that used video with great graphics, and people were actually watching the screens.  You hit the nail on the head :) 
 
 
 

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AI has never been so close

Dear colleagues,As an English teacher, I can not but share with you a brilliant and smart artificial intelligence tool that is going to be launched this month. Meet Emma, a self-learning authorship recognition tool that will revolutionize the world of education and academic writing. Everyone is welcome to test its beta version here http://emmaidentity.com/, just leave a request and you won't be disappointed. Has anyone already heard about…See More
Jun 21
Eileen Lennon posted a blog post

Wrapping up another year

I teach sixth grade, so I will be saying goodbye to my students in about a week. I'll see them in the hallways, but it won't be the same. They'll never be in my classroom again. That's weird to think about right now, when all I do is see them.It has me wondering; did I serve them as best I could? Did I impart all the wisdom I could into their little brains? Did I ignite a spark, or reaffirm a defeatist attitude?I have to be honest, there are some kids I won't miss. You know the kids I'm talking…See More
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September 29, 2017 all day
We will work together to define and help shape the changing university! Join OLC in Tucson for engaging speakers and dynamic discussions revolving around the topics of virtual and augmented reality, gameful learning, access to education, and the future of education. Presentations will be followed by facilitator-led discussions to allow participants to delve into each topic in greater detail.See More
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How to Enhance your Influencer Marketing?

What is Influencing Marketing?Influencer marketing is a kind of advertising that underscore on utilizing key pioneers to drive your image’s message to the loftier market, instead of promoting straightforwardly to a substantial gathering of purchasers.To put in simple words, influencer marketing is just the activity of advancing and offering items or administrations through influencers who have the ability to affect the character of a brand.Why is Influencing Marketing Important Today?Though…See More
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Teresa Conley liked Eileen Lennon's blog post So I accidentally blew up on Twitter last week.
Jun 9
Teresa Conley replied to Teresa Conley's discussion Getting the same technology for students in specialized classrooms as the gen. ed. classrooms in the group Special Education
"You are correct which makes this a even more sad situation. It can easily be said that the students with disabilities who are included in the general education classrooms do receive the same level of technology as their non-disabled peers. However,…"
Jun 9

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