Professional Learning on Twitter

The tail end (sorry!) of my COETAIL journey has been focused on growing my Professional Learning Network, especially on Twitter. One of the most transformational elements of my COETAIL journey experience has been linked to one of the ISTE Standards for Educators. My perception of the usefulness of Twitter changed the more I put into it. And by ‘putting into it’, I don’t mean posting the cool stuff that happens in my classroom. It was more about connecting with others, participating in conversations (synchronous or not), and realizing that behind each handle is an actual person. The same way face-to-face collaboration shouldn’t be a series of ‘one up of what you’re saying’, I posit that Twitter is best utilized as a massive arena-style platform for humble inquiry.

Expanding my use of Twitter

Since my last post, about the role of Twitter, I decided to explore how I could use the social media platform for things beyond ‘sharing’ what goes on in my classroom (is it really ‘sharing’ if you just throw it out there, in a vacuum?).

Measuring impact of Deep Learning Pedagogies

Measuring the impact of Deep Learning Pedagogies Growing up in Brazil, 50% was a passing grade. It was weird because all everyone really wanted was to pass. What happened between 50% and 100% might have influenced my friend’s allowances or weekend privileges, but it was by no means a reliable scale measuring the learning. By…

Doyouhaveanyquestions?No?Good,movingon…

A fellow COETAIL-er last week asked me if I loved the IB. My response has a lot to do with the pattern I see emerge in my blog posts. Both the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP), which I am most familiar with, already provide standards and practices that schools need to…

Start with the why, I get it, but…

In bold are 11 Brazilian Portuguese idiomatic expressions. Can you guess what they mean from context? Answers at the end of the post. What Michael Fullan goes on about here is what I’ve been hearing for years. He is, as we say in Portuguese, raining on what is already wet (1). Kids going on to make the world…