Intentional Introversion

quiet flickr photo by hoodoo youdo shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) license A little Quiet is quintessential for schools Schools are remarkably social places. Conversations are the lifeblood of a healthy campus, and each of us has a role to play in shaping them. In order to mold healthy dialogue, we need to juggle …

Portfolios for Geographers: Mapping out the Mindset

What is the potential for portfolios in a geographer’s world? Let’s look at samples of Geographers preserving, curating and collecting insight in their virtual worlds: 1. Jeremy Crampton   University of Kentucky Prof in Geography Dept. Originally from the other UK. “Open Geography” 2. Dominique Moran Reader in Carceral Geography, University of Birmingham “Carceral Geography” 3. Mark Purcell Political theorist, urbanist, democrat, …

Curate better questions: construct stronger communities

Why has the portfolio persisted as a powerful tool in today’s classroom? Teachers and students have been blogging/using digital portfolios for over a decade now.  So why does it continue to feature at conferences, as a topic of online discussion, and in education-themed podcasts? Perhaps because it is the perfect blend of personal reflection and …

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