Tag Archives: Quotes

Learning In Teams

March 14, 2012

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Learning In Teams

I’ve reflected recently on the power of collaboration among educators.  What about student collaboration? There is an inherent power to be found in the cooperative learning model. It’s a model that can enhance students’ confidence and motivation.  Kellough and Carjuzaa, in the text book, Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools, explain it well: “The theory of cooperative learning is […]

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The Mental Image Approach

December 27, 2011

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The Mental Image Approach

I have done it before.  I hate to say it but I have.  I have carefully put together and presented a lesson only to then realize that the subject matter wasn’t worth learning.  Peter Drucker points out my folly when he says, “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be […]

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If I Only Have a Hammer

December 19, 2011

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If I Only Have a Hammer

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” -Abraham Harold Maslow I have spent a lot of time in the classroom. First as a student and more recently as a teacher. A few years ago I think I might have said that the time that I have spent […]

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Set the World On Fire

November 20, 2011

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Set the World On Fire

My wonderful sister-in-law, Evin, gave my oldest son a card for his first Birthday. It was a simple piece of white card-stock – about 5 inches across. On it she wrote these words “Go forth and set the world on fire.” It’s apparently a quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola. That’s it. It’s so simple. […]

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