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Personalized Learning, Personalized Teaching


When we first adopted [our personalized learning system], I was pretty hesitant about the idea of giving my students free reign to direct their own learning. I’m a control freak that wants things to go…

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The Path to Standards-Based Grading and Reporting


“In education, the term standards-based refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating understanding or mastery of the knowledge and skills they are expected to learn as…

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Why We Blog


Last year we made and effort in the Office of Learning to build #learnisb on Twitter and through our blogging platform.  Each serves a somewhat different purpose.  We use Twitter and social media as a…

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Does your classroom space reflect 21st century learning?


By Kristine Tesoriero Middle School Curriculum & Professional Learning Coordinator Twenty wooden desks are lined up in neat rows. The teacher’s desk is in the front of the rectangular room and a podium is stationed…

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Why Should We Teach Kids to Code?


This has been on my mind for a number of years. How do we fit learning to code into an ever increasing classroom workload?  I found this graphic that looks interesting but it still doesn’t answer my question.


Professional Learning Reflection and Looking to Next Year


Ah planning, lots of it is going on right now in the OOL to prepare for next year, from action plans to professional learning we are looking forward to 2016-2017. Please stop by anytime to…

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Are you resilient?


As I sit down to write this blog again, IB exams are two weeks away.  Internal Assessment season has just passed. It is a very busy and potentially stressful time of year for you, our graduating…

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Perfecting Your Team


A recent NY Times article about Google’s quest for the perfect team really got me thinking. Basically, they found that the most successful teams weren’t the ones with the most expertise, or similar personality styles,…

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The Future, Office 365 and OneNote


I am often asked about future trends in technology. What will be the next great piece of software or hardware? I don’t know. I try to keep up with tech trends but I don’t know…

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A STEAM Idea


For quite a few years’ people have been talking about STEM. If you have not heard of it yet STEM stands for the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Then the A was added…

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