Tag Archives: PLN

23 Videos That Sparked Genius Hour Thinking, Collaboration, and Actions

In our classroom this year my colleague Gallit Zvi and I used many youtube videos to inspire resiliency, grit, and hope in our students prior to guiding them in formulating their inquiry questions about their passions and wonders during our … Continue reading

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A Genius Wish: Blog More & Learn More

I wish I blogged more on my professional blog.  An ongoing Genius Hour challenge  I have for myself throughout the summer and into the next school year is to blog on a more regular basis.  Currently I blog about once … Continue reading

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Caine’s Arcade Style: Project Based Learning

We have been doing a lot of learning this year that is different than I would have imagined if you would have asked me 17 months ago. My teaching colleague, Gallit Zvi and I embarked on our own journey of … Continue reading

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Making the Most out of Every Second

Below is a video shot in a relatively short time span this morning while my wife was running errands and I was hanging out with my 3 year old and my 21 month old.  It is a video inspired by … Continue reading

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1 More Fun Lane to Travel In

This post is inspired by Karen Lirenman (@lirenmanlearns). Her post “Why I Blog” was noted in this tweet I came across: I respect Karen tremendously and was intrigued about what was powerful enough to be said in so few words. … Continue reading

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1 Genius Thing We Did in Our Class This Year

This is a post long in the works and one that has seen many different versions prior to me pressing the publish button.  I hope you enjoy. This past year I shared with my grade 7 students an exciting and … Continue reading

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Personal and Professional Growth

  This is a repost from my previous blogging platform. 2011 was a rough one for me personally with the passing of my father but on many levels it was a truly exciting time in my life.  My 2 ½ … Continue reading

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