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Teacher Feature #45 – Vision and Venture

I first “met” Laura Stockman on the Internet four years ago, when I serendipitously chanced upon her powerful 2007 blog post entitled “25 Days to Make a Difference”. With the help of her mother, who was a teacher, 10 year … Continue reading

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“Sharing Is Caring” – A story worth re-telling!

Although this tale has already been documented in my earlier posts, this powerful, inspirational story needs to be regularly shared with educators and their students. Alan Levine (aka @cogdog) has challenged DS106 and ETMOOC participants to share “True Stories of … Continue reading

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We Day: A December Charity Challenge

BACKGROUND Technology can be used to enhance the teaching of the following five important 21st century skills: Communication Collaboration Creativity Critical Thinking Citizenship True, digital citizenship, is a challenging concept but it is one that can empower and help students … Continue reading

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UnPlug’d: Why Sharing Matters! *

The 37 innovative educators, who recently attended the UnPlug’d Canadian Educational Summit, were given a task. Each participant was challenged to identify one moment or idea, from his/her educational career, which was worthy to be shared in an online publication … Continue reading

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‘Three Cups of Tea’ with a bitter after-taste?

In January, I wrote two blog posts entitled “‘Three Cups of Tea’: Greg Mortenson’s story of educational passion and empowerment”  and “‘Pennies for Peace’ Philanthropic Project“. These two articles were inspired by the dedicated work of Greg Mortensen who has … Continue reading

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‘Pennies for Peace’ Philanthropic Project

Tradition indicates that in early January, one considers making a New Year’s resolution which, if maintained, results in a positive transformation. Today’s blog post will introduce readers to an amazing educational project which will indeed have a profound, positive impact … Continue reading

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December Charity Challenges for Students

I have always maintained that successful teachers should “adapt”, rather than “adopt” other innovative ideas, resources or lessons. Certainly, as educators, we all copy or adopt ideas and resources that we have gathered. However, when we adapt a concept and … Continue reading

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How to Make a Difference in December

With the the holiday season fast approaching, I thought it wise to share my favourite Christmas blog entry with educators and students. I’m often amazed at the influence that a single individual can have when shared through the power of … Continue reading

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