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Links 1 through 10 of 42 by David Truss tagged metaphor

As a Kindergarten teacher, when a child entered my classroom never having held a pair of scissors or not knowing how to tie her shoes, I felt it was my responsibility to teach those skills with support and guidance. It was not for me to judge that that child hadn’t been taught those skills at home before coming to school, but to assist in equipping the child with the skills that would be needed as she moved forth in life.

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Here are three tools that educators can provide students to help prepare them to “self arrest” in the event of an academic or social slip.

Personal Relationships:
Connectedness:
Educational Autonomy:

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The following was written after spending an entire quarter focusing on learning how to use Blackboard’s latest release, rather than using Blackboard’s latest release to focus on student learning.

A man wanted a suit and, being status-conscious and able to afford the best, he chose the tailor used by all his well-to-do and status-conscious compeers. This tailor had the best name in the land.

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“If I ran my business the way you people operate your schools, I wouldn’t be in business very long!”

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So many quotable quotes in this post! Wonderful 'deep' thinking. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Feltnotes.blogspot.com%2F2010%2F03%2Fsome-things-i-am-certain-of-for-now.html

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And at times it is a beautiful thing….and at other times, it might be chaotic, crazy, and seemingly unmanageable.
So what do you do….to make this manageable, workable, and productive??

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There has been talk in the edtech community for a long time that we need to stop talking about the tools, but I disagree. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fkhokanson.blogspot.com%2F2009%2F07%2Fsupport-for-reluctant-swimmers.html

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My point is, how far are we to go with other educators? If we instruct on the technological skills, isn't our responsibility done? Isn't it the responsibility of individual educators to swim?
It seems that too many, I have met them too, educators lack the drive to do things for themselves. We all went to college where we had to study on our own, write papers on our own, take tests on our own.
I fail to understand the mindset.

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However while they continue to be afraid, they’re missing out on what’s on the other side and in the end, consoling themselves with friends who are equal Luddites, will find themselves replaced by the those who can.

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Open teaching is described as the facilitation of learning experiences that are open, transparent, collaborative, and social. Open teachers are advocates of a free and open knowledge society, and support their students in the critical consumption, production, connection, and synthesis of knowledge through the shared development of learning networks.

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