shared purpose

In my classroom, math is organized into three stations. Generally, one is captained by me (A) and is the focus lesson for the day, another (B) is based on pencil and paper review/games/problem solving, and the third (C) is computer based using various websites designed for practice or review, such as www.xtramath.org, www.tenmarks.com, and www.everydaymathonline.com.  This week, station “B”...
The last year has been a journey of making sense and meaning of what exactly connected learning is and what it means to me. Along the way I've had the privilege of joining conversations with amazing NWP teachers about what it looks like and how it takes shape. I’m constantly comparing this framework to the things that I do as a teacher - wondering which principles already live in my classroom and...
I’ve been thinking a lot this year about connected learning. Wondering which principles already live in my classroom and how I might breathe life into other.   Our final project this year was to create a digital story. “Production centered” - check. After weeks of reading memoirs and various brainstorming and free write strategies students crafted their own narrative. Drafts were shared with...