STOP! Collaborate and Listen

I’m feeling pretty pumped right now… Ice Ice baby pumped!

Today, I met with my mentor for the second day in a row.  We are brainstorming ideas for the upcoming school year.  At the end of last year, we dipped our pinky toes into the pool that is personalized learning.  We are both pretty much “all in” to this way of thinking about teaching – progressing from pinky toes to a comfortable backstroke.  At times, we find ourselves reaching out to each other as a life raft or full on grabbing the side to hop out for just a second.  Personalized learning transforms your way of teaching.

Our new classes offer us the opportunity to incorporate our ideas such as individual schedules and codes of cooperation sooner.

A lot of my collaboration with others happens in electronic form.  I follow blogs, pinterest boards, and twitter feeds of various educators (some I do not even know personally).

I invite you to check out some of my favorites and find your way to Ice Ice baby pumped!

My coworker Billie Ann: purposedriventeaching.wordpress.com/

My mentor Kristi:  iteachwithipads.net

My media specialist mentor Andy (great ideas!): http://barrowmediacenter.wordpress.com/

Technology in Education (on Facebook) and their links to free apps! http://www.appymall.com/

Personalized Learning: www.personalizelearning.com
http://www.kmsd.edu/webpages/lwelch/

Twitter feeds (still new to tweeting):
#kinderchat, #plearnchat, #literacy, @RebeccaWildman, @khmmc, @KristiMeeuwse, @plemmonsa, @BaBlalock

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3 responses to “STOP! Collaborate and Listen

  1. I’m glad we are both in the boat together! Between the 2 of us, we’ll figure it all out!
    Great post!

  2. If only I taught kindergarten! I will have your little ones soon, and I finished working on a checklist for 4th grade ELA (Personalized Learning Style) today. I will be doing backstrokes when I get the ones you are working with this year!

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