Posts by Tracy Clark
For educational leaders, setting out to challenge the status quo in a system filled with entrenched practices and powerful inertia, we have to we must be honest, and, at times, step out in vulnerability to create systemic change.
In Smart Parents: Parenting for Powerful Learning intentionality is listed as one of the key qualities of smart parents. Smart parents are “intentional about creating powerful learning experiences.” Here are five ways smart parents can plan and implement intentional time and margin.
Five blended learning workshop takeaways and seven resources that support blended implementation and #raisingblendedlearners.
Parents and teachers alike agree personal growth and development matters, but these qualities still seem intangible, subjective, and hard to see and measure. The very term ‘soft skills’ sounds pretty fluffy and doesn’t command the sense of importance it deserves. So how might we, as parents, highlight and nurture these core dispositions in our children?
If we believe adversity creates character why can’t we let our kids experience it? We let fear win when we shield our children from challenging experiences.
40+ sessions at ISTE included the term visual literacy, and even beyond that opportunities for encouraging and exploring a variety of expressive, digital mediums abounded. There were plenty of opportunities for educators to refine their own visual literacy skills.
With conferences we need to know people are more than their current role or amount of Twitter followers. When those deemed “presenters” or “featured speakers” take the chance to really make meaningful connections everybody wins.
With more than 1,000 official sessions and countless events and opportunities to meet up at ISTE 2015, you will experience FOMO (fear of missing out), but resist the urge to overload your schedule. Here's the session you need to get to, the best networking opportunities, and the places you must try while in Philly.