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"Celebrating #LIUB and shining a light on 2 special learners from our Know New Ideas family"
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"Loving today's #truthbomb from Danielle LaPorte: "Push your luck. Hard." Change agents lean into this idea, don't we? @daniellelaporte"
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"Even if efforts seem to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion will flood the soul - Simone Weil @knovation"
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"Trying New & Big Ideas: Be true to yourself, if you cannot put your heart in it, take yourself out of it - there are lots of ideas to try."
Jan 30






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big ideas

Learning is about making connections …

This morning I had a chance to sit in a 5th grade class …

And I was impressed …

The students came in, followed the directions on the ActivBoard, and did not make much noise at all …

So I just sat and watched trying to figure out what was going on …

I mean we only have 2 weeks of school left and this was not what I expected …

But I think that is it …

It was what the teacher expected …

She had established high expectations …

And students lived up to them!

After the students unpacked, they each brought their science homework to the teacher who was sitting at the back table. The teacher quickly checked over the homework, and shared quick comments with each student. If a student needed to make a correction, she was able to ask individual…


Posted by Melissa Edwards on May 21, 2014 at 9:00pm

Joy Spotting

As I am reflecting on all the teachers I appreciate for Teacher Appreciation Week, I feel blessed.  In our work here at Knovation, we get a chance to experience the great joy that comes from working with creative teachers that are transforming learning in their classrooms.  This led me to think, what can I do to show appreciation for teachers in my life and as I am working with them?  It seems to me that as educators, we have a good sense of what transformation looks like and good guidance on coaching through the professional work we’ve done, are we doing a good job of highlighting or lifting up those things that educators are doing well all around us?  Are we effectively spotting their joy?  

One of the most helpful things you can do to show appreciation is to spot their joy. 

There have been times when someone has pointed out how passionate I am about a certain topic or approach.  Their observation will always lead me to examine my current focus and…


Posted by Dawn Crawford, M. Ed. on May 7, 2014 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment


21st Century Skills - WE R 21C, R U? 21 Replies

Are you ready to galvanize your students' 21st century skills?Galvanize:  Verb.  To StimulateThe gauntlet is down.  Education, government and industry leaders desire and require today's students to be technically literate, ingenious, globally…Continue

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