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Brianna Crowley

May 11, 2016

Building VLCs? Start with the why.

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People aren’t convinced by what you do in a virtual space (i.e. moderate Twitter chats, participate in online discussion threads, write blogs); they are convinced by why you do it. The goal is not to build a virtual learning community with everybody who has something to offer you; the goal is to build a virtual learning community with people who believe what you believe.

How does this shift your paradigm about virtual learning communities?

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Marcia Powell

April 21, 2016

Notes from the First TPS Design Thinking Chat, Week 3

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What sticky questions are big enough that we need to really empathize with more than our own viewpoint?  How can we work together to make that idea grow into possibilities that can lead to increased value in our schools, our classrooms, and our communities?

If you've ever asked,  "How can I.....," check out the potential of design thinking.  Ready. Set. Go. We can solve this...together.

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Marcia Powell

March 31, 2016

Using Deeper Learning To Address Teacher Attrition

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Recently, an informal teacher I respect reflected on her reasons for leaving formal education.  Any of us who have stayed abreast of education issues realize that attrition can happen for a number of reasons.  This social media declaration, though, caused me to think how attritution could be addressed through Deeper Learning shifts.

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Dear Principal (of my first and last teaching job),

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