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2 Days to #CSLcamp36!
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2 Days to #CSLcamp36!

Good afternoon #CSLcamp36 participants! Thank you for taking the time out of your schedules to attend our two-part CSL Camp based on Open Space Technology, an approach to professional learning that brings participants together with a collective purpose in mind. Our purpose for the two days will be to unpack, ideate, and fortify a personalized action … Continue reading

What happens when kids educated in the 21st century become educators?
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What happens when kids educated in the 21st century become educators?

If you’ve ever had discussions with me about educational buzzwords,  you’ll know that I find that phrases that start with “21st century”are completely cringeworthy: 21st century learning, 21st century tools, 21st century students, etc… I would say that we’re pretty much living in the 21st century – just look around … or down at the handheld (likely … Continue reading

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Early success is a terrible teacher – thoughts from the FISA Conference 2016

Because we sometimes instead of taking notes we tweet: View the whole story “FISA Conference 2016” on Storify How do we teach students to self advocate? @DanielPink #fisa2016 — Joe Tong (@teachertong) February 4, 2016 We don't live in a world of information asymmetry. Educators: we don't hold all knowledge. Purpose is not to transmit. … Continue reading

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Hello… it’s me

So this is officially my first blog post since the start of my adventure as a Helping Teacher. To be honest, it hasn’t been easy – I’ve pretty much gone through, internally, a multitude of significant events related to this shift in environment – from simple withdrawal (from feeding off of the excitement and energy of students) to … Continue reading