quot;We sometimes feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the
                               ocean. But the ocean wo...
it’s not about me
it’s not about how hard I work planning the lesson
it’s not about how well I teach it
it’s not about me covering material
it’s not about the tests they write
it’s not about the stories I tell
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it’s not about “best practice”
it’s an intensely social activity
it’s messy
it takes time ... one drop at a time
it’s not about the textbook they read
it’s not about the mind map they make
it’s not about the problems I explain
it’s not about the
 projects I assign
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it’s about the connections they make
it’s about being curious
Before                             After




 it’s about the possibilities awakened
it’s about the difference YOU can make
Photo Credits
      Drop of rain 1                                              Mira reading the Griffiths Quantum Text
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Slides from a talk I gave on November 27, 2008 at the 2nd Manitoba EdubloggerCon. Presentation was called "5 Minutes to Make A Difference" and the theme of the night was "Awakening Possibilities."

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  • Well, yes, we do need to know something about the tools. I quite agree. However, it's too easy to get lost in a forest of tools and lose site of the importance of nurturing the ecology in which the trees exist: the pedagogy.
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Awakening Possibilities

  1. 1. quot;We sometimes feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.quot; 5 Minutes to make A Difference ManACE Pre-SAG Darren Kuropatwa Awakening Possibilities adifference.blogspot.com
  2. 2. it’s not about me
  3. 3. it’s not about how hard I work planning the lesson
  4. 4. it’s not about how well I teach it
  5. 5. it’s not about me covering material
  6. 6. it’s not about the tests they write
  7. 7. it’s not about the stories I tell
  8. 8. ß it’s not about “best practice”
  9. 9. it’s an intensely social activity
  10. 10. it’s messy
  11. 11. it takes time ... one drop at a time
  12. 12. it’s not about the textbook they read
  13. 13. it’s not about the mind map they make
  14. 14. it’s not about the problems I explain
  15. 15. it’s not about the projects I assign
  16. 16. 1 2 3 4 http://www.answers.com/main/answertips.jsp 5 it’s not about 6 the tools I use http://clustermaps.com
  17. 17. it’s about the connections they make
  18. 18. it’s about being curious
  19. 19. Before After it’s about the possibilities awakened
  20. 20. it’s about the difference YOU can make
  21. 21. Photo Credits Drop of rain 1 Mira reading the Griffiths Quantum Text http://flickr.com/photos/scottbutler/215851826/ http://flickr.com/photos/ailric/390832774/ Headshot July 2008 (cropped) My version of a quadratic ! http://flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/3024596851/ http://flickr.com/photos/40256716@N00/316074893/ °hard.Thinking° Obligatory Wiki Photo http://flickr.com/photos/curzio/452671008/ http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/ The_joy_of_teaching rose + tool http://flickr.com/photos/jcrojas/63949879/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/busymonster/1721427424/ Day 110 - Judy and the Dream of Horses New Laptop http://flickr.com/photos/margolove/2079365397/ http://flickr.com/photos/arbron/56216464/ math Fly, Hummingbird Fly – IX http://flickr.com/photos/akash_k/125489887/ http://flickr.com/photos/beija-flor/33237322/ Rapt with the storyteller Curious? http://flickr.com/photos/heandfi/2479240973/ http://flickr.com/photos/monica143/317506718/ Coachella 07: The Saharan Sea Kool Aid Man - What Happened To You? http://flickr.com/photos/emayoh/479260033/ http://flickr.com/photos/elemente/123901373/ Mud Fest 2008 i want you http://flickr.com/photos/stinkiepinkie_infinity/2664380700/ http://flickr.com/photos/tripulante/363217704/ go slow ... just don’t stop growing

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