quot;We sometimes feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the
                   ocean. But the ocean would be less ...
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                   quot;We sometimes feel that what we are do...
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               it’s not about me
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                 it’s not about me
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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 maps they make
“I didn't know how
many things appear
 as parabolas.Very
    interesting.”

    it’s not about the mind maps they make
it’s not about the problems I model
it’s not about the problems I model
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
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      Drop of rain 1                                              Mira reading t...
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  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; Awakening Possibilities Darren Kuropatwa Woodward Academy adifference.blogspot.com 16 March 2009
  2. 2. into41cold@photos.flickr.com awakeningwa09.wikispaces.com 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; Awakening Possibilities Darren Kuropatwa Woodward Academy adifference.blogspot.com 16 March 2009
  3. 3. into41cold@photos.flickr.com it’s not about me
  4. 4. into41cold@photos.flickr.com it’s not about me
  5. 5. into41cold@photos.flickr.com it’s not about how hard I work planning the lesson
  6. 6. it’s not about how well I teach it
  7. 7. it’s not about me covering material
  8. 8. it’s not about the tests they write
  9. 9. it’s not about the stories I tell
  10. 10. ß it’s not about “best practice”
  11. 11. it’s an intensely social activity
  12. 12. it’s messy
  13. 13. it takes time ... one drop at a time
  14. 14. it’s not about the textbook they read
  15. 15. it’s not about the mind maps they make
  16. 16. “I didn't know how many things appear as parabolas.Very interesting.” it’s not about the mind maps they make
  17. 17. it’s not about the problems I model
  18. 18. it’s not about the problems I model
  19. 19. it’s not about the projects I assign
  20. 20. 1 2 3 4 http://www.answers.com/main/answertips.jsp 5 it’s not about 6 the tools I use http://clustermaps.com
  21. 21. it’s about the connections they make
  22. 22. it’s about being curious
  23. 23. Before After it’s about the possibilities awakened
  24. 24. it’s about the difference YOU can make
  25. 25. into41cold@photos.flickr.com Photo Credits Drop of rain 1 Mira reading the Griffiths Quantum Text http://flickr.com/photos/ailric/390832774/ http://flickr.com/photos/scottbutler/215851826/ 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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