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Nigel Coutts

Why we don't cook frogs slowly and other thoughts on change - The Learner's Way - 5 views

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    The frog in the pot of boiling water in An Inconvenient Truth is a cinematic moment that has the desired effect. It is one of the moments from the film that the audience remembers long after the credits roll. I have often thought about how this metaphor applies to change and particularly the way that change operates in schools.
Dimitris Tzouris

How to Make Better Teachers «Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech - 15 views

  • Reflective Practitioner
  • Reflective Practitioner.  
  • The reflective writing has been valuable but definitely the nearly 4,000 comments have been even more of a learning experience. This is the single best professional development experience I've had.
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  • Hire a teacher, give them a blog. Get them to subscribe to at least 5 other teachers in the district as well as 5 other great teachers from around the globe. Have their principal and a few central office people to subscribe to the blog and 5 other teachers as well. Require them to write at least once a week on their practice. Get conversations going right from the get go. Watch teachers get better.
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