Elizabeth Chapman

Elizabeth Chapman

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21st Century Learning

What exactly does it mean to be a 21st Century educator and/or learner? Is it empowering students, incorporating the 4Cs, connecting globally, ...? Choose one or more of the following reflections and join the conversation by sharing your thoughts.
“Learners are the driver, Technology is the Accelerator”
“Learners are the driver, Technology is the Accelerator”
I really love the post, Empowering English Language Learners with Technology, co-written by Dora DeBoer and Alex Lianne Carter.  Their image  along with the quote,...
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Are You Engaging or Empowering Students?
Are You Engaging or Empowering Students?
I totally 'stole' George Couros's idea for switching up his lesson delivery in Health (page 98) and tried it in Science   We were still in the...
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Are You Teaching at Blockbusters or Netflix?
Are You Teaching at Blockbusters or Netflix?
Sylvia Duckworth's image of "School" versus "Learning" from George Couros's "The Innovator's Mindset" captures the latest great divide that is happening in education today. When Couros...
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Consuming Doesn’t Equal Learning
Consuming Doesn’t Equal Learning
If you're like me, you could spend weeks choosing which Blog Prompt to reflect on and/or even more time making that site just right, but Bill...
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Why We Need More Blue In Education
Why We Need More Blue In Education
Diego Téllez Rodríguez posted this animated short film, Alike for the Innovative Teaching Academy group in early April.  Shortly afterwards, A.J. Jullianni thankfully shared his own reflection here because otherwise I...
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Changing the Way I Teach Has to Happen Yesterday
Changing the Way I Teach Has to Happen Yesterday
A sample of the book, "The Innovator's Mindset" by George Couros, had been in my iPhone Kindle Library for some time.  An invitation from Dave...
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Free-Choice Seating

Are you thinking about going deskless and are not sure where to begin? Check out the following posts to learn more about this new trend in classroom design:
#FlexibleSeating: “The Good, the Bad, the Messy”
#FlexibleSeating: “The Good, the Bad, the Messy”
In other words, a reflection on our experiences so far... #FlexibleSeating isn't a magic fix for anything.  There is research, however, that supports the benefits...
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Introducing #FlexibleSeating to your Students
Introducing #FlexibleSeating to your Students
There are many ways to introduce your students to your new seating choices and even more articles sharing how to do so.  I chose to...
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Take Inventory Before Embracing #FlexibleSeating
Take Inventory Before Embracing #FlexibleSeating
Before you embrace #FlexibleSeating, you may want to reflect on what you're already doing to offer seating choice in your classroom.  If you're implementing Daily...
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“Doing” Daily 5?  You Might Be Embracing #FlexibleSeating!
“Doing” Daily 5? You Might Be Embracing #FlexibleSeating!
When teachers find out that I've joined the @DesklessTribe, their first response is usually, "You're brave!"  While other word choices come to mind, I definitely...
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Going Deskless? Where Will I Put All of the “Stuff”?
Going Deskless? Where Will I Put All of the “Stuff”?
Answering this question nearly became the road block to fully embracing the #DesklessTribe movement!  For better or worse, there is a lot of room in...
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My Top Two Resources for Flexible Seating
My Top Two Resources for Flexible Seating
If reading what my students have to say about Flexible Seating has you considering the idea, you may be wondering where to begin.  My two...
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