Category Archives: Video Blog

Visualizing Electrons

Have you ever been wondering how you could visualize and understand the quantum nature of matter? Well I have. So here’s an attempt to use the starship Enterprise from Star Trek to visualize the nature of electrons.     Advertisements

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Teaching Empathy

It becomes more and more apparent to me that we need to increase the ability for one another to understand one another with compassion. I believe we can grow compassionate children by teaching empathy through nurturing acts of trust and … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shifts, Systems Thinking and Learning

Created this short video today that looks at constructivist learning theory through the lens of of systems thinking.  

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Jesus Was Alone. Do We Have To Be?

I was heartened this morning when Pastor Rob Kopp said that he struggles with Palm Sunday. The day has been “domesticated” he said, waving a palm frond for us to see. Words like Hosanna are used. There is a celebratory … Continue reading

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Specific Proficiencies and Unit Planning

How the identification of “specific proficiencies” allows the teacher to create a rich curriculum by linking the learning maps to the essential questions.

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Using Learning Maps in Curriculum Planning

How to use “learning maps” when designing curriculum

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Using Essential Questions in Planning

Short description of how to use Essential Questions when planning curriculum

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