How Do You Track Learner Belonging? Here’s a Tool to Try!
I’m pretty excited for this tool. This was co-developed with my thinking partner Shawna Parkinson. So, big credit to her for this initial big-picture idea. Why Belonging? We’ve been working with teachers at Mason High School to create a stronger sense of belonging. It’s a big school. Last year, students were online or masked up in-person. […]
Taming Tensions through Design
This think piece was co-written by Allison Zmuda, Eric Chagala, and myself. It was originally posted on LearningPersonalized.com. While the disruption to school has been difficult, disheartening, and exhausting, there also are flashes of possibility, imagination, and curiosity to design again rather than return to an old design that was built for a different time. […]
I first heard about this special ratio when reading The Innovators by Walter Isaacson. In this wide sweeping narrative of the last 100 years or more of computing history, Isaacson cited this ratio when referring to the denizens of today’s Internet. I’m aware of no real studies to confirm this ratio, it’s really more of […]
The Hierarchy of Making
Benjamin Bloom, along with his colleagues and collaborators, introduced his famous taxonomy in 1956 as a way to categorize learning objectives and tasks. Since that date, and since the taxonomy underwent a minor makeover in 2001, there are likely few if any teachers working in the service of kids and communities that don’t occasionally reference […]