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Reflections from a 5th Grade teacher…

2nd graders will graduate high school in 10 years, 2024. What did 2004 look like?  What does now look like?  If the big idea of technology growing exponentially continues to hold true, that means the same growth we have seen in the past 10 years will double in the next 10. Here are a couple of …

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I think I should come up with some sort of mind wandering scale for my deep work, because today was tough. I kept thinking about other stuff as I was reading about the wonders of child psychology! Let’s try to get to the reading first. There were a few specifcis that I remember from today, …

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Phew! That was pretty tiring.. I do not know what it had more to do with, the taxing deep work of reading Piaget, or the fact that my daughter did not sleep well last night, which equals daddy didn’t sleep well last night!  I think it has more to do with the former.  Well, this …

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First off two quotes. “Throughout Visible Learning, I constantly came across the importance of ‘passion’; as a measurement person, it bothered me that it was a difficult notion to measure – particularly when it was often so obvious. But it is a particular form of passion – a passion based on having a positive impact on all …

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I have started on a path called Deep Work that I ran across one day.  My first order of business was to try and think of what kind of Deep Work I could do, as an educator, and it occurred to me that a definition, possibly too simplistic, of Deep Work could be “anything the …

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