The Information Age was a four decade long global sprint to incorporate information technology; the World Economic Forum calls it the Third Industrial Revolution. It changed how we live, work, play, and, just in the last few years, how we learn.
A look at the culture and strategy refresh at Microsoft and the writing process with Hit Refresh co-authors Greg Shaw and Jill Tracie Nichols.
Toward the end of the past school year, I noticed some changes in student behavior. There was a decrease in student engagement, and especially while I responded to the question of a student seated close to me, students around the room became distracted or stopped listening.
Some educators find the thought of professional development during holidays anathema, while others enjoy finding a quiet meditative moment to explore new ideas. Creativity tends to strike when we are in the shower or on a quiet walk, and holidays can provide this brain space.