I'm currently reading George Couros' book "The Innovator's Mindset" and participating in a Massive Open Online Course (#IMMOOC) This week's challenge was to write a blog post responding to a prompt in 200 words or less. With the help of some carefully crafted memes, here's my week three response to: Share some of your best ideas for building relationships and a culture of trust in your position.
Taking the judgement out of conversations about student behavior with a $2 click counter and an Undercover Boss. Why manage your class when you can encourage them to manage themselves instead?
Being an "early Adopter" is a "Risky Business"
I didn't drive a Porsche into a lake or anything, but I learned some pretty valuable lessons from my tech fails this year and I thought I might share them. Maybe you won't make these mistakes. Perhaps you will make other mistakes instead. I hope you will share them, so that we can all learn together. I hope that by sharing my fails you will be inspired to take some risks of your own. As Joel would say...
Sometimes you just have to say, "What the (heck)."
Here are my Top 5 EdTech FAILS of 2015-2016...enjoy.
I am a lifelong learner and have had the privilege of also being called a teacher for eighteen years.
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