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Dave Truss

Teachers Headline Capitol Hill Event on Digital Media & Writing -- WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- - 0 views

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    The report makes three recommendations to meet the challenges of teaching and learning in the digital age - at all levels of education - including: * 1-1, pro-d, & info tech policy/infrastructure/support
Dave Truss

10 things teachers should unlearn… « What Ed Said - 36 views

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    ...In my opinion, all of the above are outdated ideas. I won't elaborate at the moment, as I'd rather have your input! Which ones do you agree with? Disagree? Challenge? Question?
Dave Truss

How To Motivate Your Students To Behave Better, Work Harder, Care For Each Other… Or Anything Else You Want From Them - Smart Classroom Management - 27 views

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    Lecturing individual students is a common classroom management practice-just another tool in a teacher's tool belt. But it's a colossal mistake, born of frustration, that does nothing to curb unwanted behavior beyond several minutes. The reason?
Dave Truss

FedEx Prep: Time for Innovation | Connected Principals - 2 views

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    # I will provide you with an extra prep per week ("A Fed Ex Prep") for 6 straight weeks. This would be prep-free for you as I would prep whichever subject the you would like. The time is also negotiable (ie. if you would rather have 2 periods a week for 3 weeks). # This time will be self-directed to ANYTHING you want with the only goal that you must DELIVER your ideas.
Dave Truss

Dean Shareski: How To Make Better Teachers - 13 views

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    ...one phrase I saw in those documents some 20 years ago stuck with me. Reflective Practitioner. I sort of understood the concept but other than simply thinking about what you did in the classroom, I wasn't at all sure what to do with this term. PS. The only people allowed to criticize or challenge this idea are people who have blogged for at least one year and written at least 50 posts. The rest of you can ask questions but you can't dismiss it.
Dave Truss

Will you take the Professional Learning challenge? | Inter.Connect.Ed - 24 views

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    How can we do Professional Learning Differently?
Dave Truss

English Teacher vs Educator « Sabrina's Weblog - 7 views

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    English is not the object of study in my classes. It is the MEANS to access a bunch of knowledge. It is the tool that will allow me and my students to access lots of information, to get to know new cultures, different ways of thinking, different points of views; that will allow us to reflect on important issues, defend our opinions and why not, also get to know each other more. That's what education is all about after all: developing CRITICAL THINKING and SOCIAL SKILLS.
Dave Truss

Creating a Blogging Scope and Sequence | always learning - 17 views

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    they were so quick to see the connection to literacy - not just using blogging as an opportunity to publish writing, but as an actual form of writing, and just as important as the others they already teach.
Dave Truss

Looking To Boost Achievement? …Try Some Non-Fiction Writing | Connected Principals - 9 views

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    Douglas Reeves's consulting website (The Leadership and Learning Center), where he keeps full PDF text for many of his articles, past and present. SCORE! Check out this treasure trove of reading "when students improve the quaintly and quality of their writing, they improve in reading comprehension, math, science, and social studies."
Dave Truss

Ideas and Thoughts from an EdTech » Blog Archive » Disrupting Professional Development - 0 views

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    I'd encourage you to plan your own local events. Use the essential questions at the bottom of each presentation to guide you. If you have something in the works or just want to flesh out the ideas some more, leave a comment.
Dave Truss

Connectivism - LTCWiki - 1 views

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    This will be a worthy course to enroll in!
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    Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is a twelve week course that will explore the concepts of connectivism and connective knowledge and explore their application as a framework for theories of teaching and learning. It will outline a connectivist understanding of educational systems of the future. George Siemens and Stephen Downes - the two leading figures on connectivism and connective knowledge - will co-facilitate this innovative and timely course.
Dave Truss

Teacher Technology Survey - 0 views

  • Thanks so much for taking the time to answer these questions. Your answers will help me to better meet your technology needs.
  • 3. Which of the following would you like to learn more about?Please check as many as you would like.
  • 4. What is your preferred way to learn about new technologies?Please check as many as you would like.
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    3. Which of the following would you like to learn more about? Please check as many as you would like. 4. What is your preferred way to learn about new technologies? Please check as many as you would like.
Dave Truss

National School Reform Faculty - 0 views

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    Great Quote: We have learned that Critical Friendship, an essential ingredient for learning communities, is best achieved through providing deliberate time and structures to promote adult growth that is directly linked to student learning.
Dave Truss

CDS Professional Development - home - 0 views

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    Welcome to the wiki I have set up to help with technology integration and professional development. I hope this will be a resource that you will find useful and will come back to.
Dave Truss

The origins of BSOS - Bright Shiny Object Syndrome « Open Monologue - 0 views

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    It's about the learning not the tools, but how do we find the balance when helping teachers that are new to the tools?
Dave Truss

What's your Professional Growth Plan? | Democratizing Knowledge - 1 views

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    I know I'm much more intentional of my professional development choices as a result of online discussion and anytime learning.
Dave Truss

Online Learning: Effective Online Teaching - 12 views

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    ...seven basic concepts to successful online teaching... and four broad categories for effective online teaching practices:
Dave Truss

What if? A new way to think about PD and conferences. : EFL 2.0 - Teacher Talk - 14 views

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    What if we had presentations without a set topic? Where people show up without an organized agenda. Where the discussion goes this way and that way - as the experience and knowledge of those in the room dictate and NOT as the set delivery of the typical presentation would dictate.
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    Hi there! OK, so I just read this, as you well know I share similar viewpoints as you, but here's my question (and I may be missing something obvious here, but, when I read this, it describes more of the EdCamp model, no? Or is even that too formal to rid the room of the pink elephant? Just wondering.
Dave Truss

Makerspace | Makerspace Playbook - 11 views

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    Take a peek our current draft of the Makerspace Playbook, intended to offer some guidance to those who are hoping to start a Makerspace at their school or in their community. Besides this draft of the Makerspace Playbook, we've also made some progress on the companion document: High School Makerspace Tools & Materials,
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