Daring Greatly

September 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve just begun to read a fantastic book which I know will transform the way I understand, and tackle, my thought processes. Every now and again something like this just falls into your lap. This afternoon, after feeling weighed down with expectation and self doubt, I received a link for this new book from Brene Brown, while I was reading the #cpchat conversation. Thank you to @gmbondi for pointing out this fantastic book. Check out his blog here Gino Bondi.

Now, up until this point, I vulnerably admit, I’d never heard about Brene. But something resonated within me to pursue it further. I downloaded a ‘sample’ of the book through iBooks, and when I read this following quote:

We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be – a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation – with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgement and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

I had to buy it!

There are many quotes that I could place here within this post. Search for ‘Daring Greatly’, and you will see what I mean. I’ve spoken before about how Seth Godin has been instrumental in changing my perceptual thinking. He features in the advance praise in the beginning of the book. This also swayed my leanings into buying the book.

I dare you to read it!

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ICT – Web 2.0 Technologies in Education

April 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello again!

Here are some links that fall under the web2.0 umbrella. They contain videos and links, some of which you could possibly use in your classroom. Have a look through the following links – you never know, you might find something you could use!

Don’t forget, once you have finished browsing the websites below, let me know what you thought and which web 2.0 sites you could possibly use in your classroom. You will be able to do this through the Edmodo account we set this morning. Happy surfing!

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.   Martin Luther King, Jr.

If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.  John Dewey

If we always do what we’ve always done, we will get what we’ve always got. Adam Urbanski

Before you begin have a look at the 21st Century Fluency page. It points out a couple of ideas we should hold if we are to be 21st century educators.It also has a list of learning and teaching responsibilities.

Once you have digested these, have a look at the links below.

Darcy Moore’s Blog

Web 2.0 in Education

Mark Brumley – Educational Technology

Links to Educational Bloggers here and here

Fun Web 2.0 websites to explore

Sites2See – thanks Kris

Eat, Pray, Love

February 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

Nurture you creativity!

Favourite TED talks

February 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

The TED talks have some inspiring speakers. I recommend that you have a look at the website, take some time to look around. You’ll never know what you will find that will inspire you, challenge you or simply just make you laugh.

Here are some talks that have resonated with me.

Try Something New For 30 Days

A Life Lesson

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