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Learning About What Learning Is!

Before we can work together in education, we need to come to a common understanding of what learning is.

This is the assertion of Will Richardson, on the Modern Learners podcast, followed by this blog post by Bruce Dixon:
Learning About Learning
What did the first day of school look like?

Did students share their passions?

Did kids talk about how they learn best?

Did our learners find out that this classroom is the best place for them to be?

Or did kids learn the punitive measures that will be applied when they are late finishing the work they have been assigned?

What messages do our children get about what is important on the first day?
What assumptions about learning do we need to challenge?
How are you managing and self-directing your own learning?  Is Twitter the place for it?  Here's a well-written piece on why Twitter can be an important place for professional learning.
Focus on Twitter: Who Should I Follow?

Twitter Account of the Week: @Stephen_Hurley

My wonderfully creative friend and colleague, Stephen Hurley, the brains behind VoicEd Radio, is Tweeting loudly about the definition of learning right now.  He's always linking into the interesting conversations on Twitter, and he would be an excellent addition to your feed.  Check out his Tweets here.


Education Bloggers generously share their professional practice openly with others so that we can all learn from their reflections, creating a rich source of learning.
What blogs are you reading regularly?

Educational Blog of the Week:

Seth's Blog

I never miss this one.  I read it every day.  In particular, I love his eBook: Stop Stealing Dreams (What is School For?)
Videos tell stories that help us reimagine what's possible.

One video to watch this week: What is learning?

This Week's Learning Podcast

I'll admit I have not listened to all of this yet, but it just came out tonight, and the topic is "What is Learning?" 

In addition, I'd love to share this one as well:
Modern Learners Podcast

Margaret Mead said, “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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