(We shall return to some other posts on writing, writing workshop, etc. soon.) I have a guilty…well, wouldn’t exactly call it ‘pleasure’…past time, hobby, compulsive process addition, and play a Blizzard game called Hearthstone. It’s a card game based on the archetypal characters in World of Warcraft. It is a value-added app, meaning it’s ‘free’… Read More Gamed.

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes: listening and speaking all the way

Always adding and refining: here are some resources to help with class discussions and partner work. Enjoy! Previous posts on discussions: [embeddoc url=”” download=”all” viewer=”microsoft” ] [embeddoc url=”” download=”all” viewer=”microsoft” ] From a colleague: [embeddoc url=”” download=”all” viewer=”microsoft” ]  

Mind the Map. Here is the teaching point/issue: How do we concurrently 1. teach students how stories work (or how anything works for that matter) 2. use technology to best demonstrate concepts 3. have students practice and grow their own knowledge? One idea: mind mapping. There are multiple available apps, etc. for this technique. We had Inspiration… Read More Mind the Map.

Room in your head.

  We can’t see the stars any longer because of light pollution. But as the lady says, “The night is dark and full of terrors,” so we humans master the monsters and use all the power we can to dispel the darkness. But we don’t see things as we once did, or learn from the larger… Read More Room in your head.

Metacognition Monday

In the 8 Days a Week post, I touched on some of the alliterative devices used to help frame a week. Frameworks help me focus: inviting students into my brain requires some house rules, ya know. During my cohort’s masters program, our primary mentor and educational goddess, Dr. Schulhauser, introduced us to this word, ‘metacognition.’… Read More Metacognition Monday