Category Archives: Learning

Nature-based literacy – building lifelong learning and connecting kids to nature

Nature-based literacy is combining reading with being outdoors, helping kids (and adults) develop a love for both, and nurturing a lifelong connection to nature and learning. Having been an environmental educator for more than 30 years and a librarian for … Continue reading

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The Public School Challenge of Unschooling

I spent 24 years in various roles in public education. I believed in what I was doing. I learned about being a teacher by being a teacher, not going to “teacher school”. I learned it from mentors who saw in … Continue reading

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Four Circles Learning Supports Reading with Matching Funds

Four Circles Learning is putting its money where its mission is… helping people learn to love learning – and this time it’s for kids. Kids need books – good books – to read so they learn to love reading, and … Continue reading

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Honoring Different Ways of Knowing

We spend so much time in schools developing programs and tests that honor only a limited range of ways of knowing… Daniel Tammet, an autistic savant, reminds us through his experiences why it is so crucial for us to honor different … Continue reading

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Skill Builder: Google a Day Puzzle

OK – I’m a little behind the curve on this one, but I’ve recently discovered “Google a Day” – a daily puzzle to help sharpen your search skills. They pose a question on agoogleaday.com that you have to research and … Continue reading

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Did You Know? (Shift Happens) v5

I’ve shown several versions of the fabulous Did You Know? (Shift Happens) videos during the past few years in various workshops and professional development settings to get people thinking about transforming learning in this digital age. The original video, Did … Continue reading

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Google+ is Growing on Me

Finding the right tools for learning and connecting are important for anyone trying to stay on top of new developments in their profession. I’ve been playing with Google+ for a couple weeks now, trying to determine how well it will … Continue reading

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