The Power of Peer Mentoring

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I’m going to start off this post with two brief personal anecdotes… Upon being asked what I taught when I was in the classroom, I always reply “I was a high school Spanish teacher”, however, there’s a little more to the story.  My last several years, I had the opportunity to also take over one … read more »


Read the Winter Away

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This is the perfect time of the year to celebrate Read a New Book Month. Don’t we all look forward to receiving books that are selected just for us and help us while away the long winter nights? As a nine-year-old, one of my favorite gifts included four children’s books, suggested by my parents who were … read more »


Tech Tools for Social Learning

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Do you remember our “chats” (I use that term very loosely considering it was a one-sided blog post!) about the social learning theory?  If not, brush up here or here.  Ok, now that you’re an expert, let’s continue down that educational path.  We discussed the importance of collaboration within your classroom, but there are many … read more »


Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment

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Let’s get personal!  Don’t worry, I’ll spare you the details of my ever-so-fun mom and professional life.  Instead, let’s take a look at “personal”ized learning as a means by which to create an inclusive learning environment.  In very simple terms, I like to think of personalized learning as providing students with what they need, when … read more »


Infusing Collaboration with Personalized Learning

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Hopefully you had a chance to brush up on the Social Learning Theory, but in case life got in the way, the essential components to understand are the instinctual needs of learners to collaborate and share with the teacher as a facilitator.  Doing so in an informal learning space is most desired according to this … read more »