Reflection and Refraction in The Classroom

If reflection can only happen in learning ecologies where learners are given time and direction, refraction can only happen in environments where we believe in transparency, networks and perspective. Schools and societies need both. I believe that portfolios/blogs are a wonderful way to bring refraction and reflection together.  In a recent post about the power of […]

Books as your Belay Loop

The belay loop is a strong, rigid loop of webbing that attaches the leg loops to the waist belt. The belay loop is also one of the most important parts of the climbing harness since a locking carabiner is attached to the loop when you are belaying or rappelling. The belay loop is extremely strong […]

Schools that Goodreads together Collaborate together

  I can’t thank Paula and Jabiz enough for encouraging me to get my students on Goodreads this year.  I wish I had done this years ago. Why?  We’ve become a network of empowered readers, pushing one another to find new texts, and join different groups on Goodreads.  I’ve begged a number of colleagues to […]

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