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Slides from an online presentation given to faculty of Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. March 16, 2009.

Slides from an online presentation given to faculty of Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. March 16, 2009.

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  • 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. 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. into41cold@photos.flickr.com it’s not about me
  • 4. into41cold@photos.flickr.com it’s not about me
  • 5. into41cold@photos.flickr.com it’s not about how hard I work planning the lesson
  • 6. it’s not about how well I teach it
  • 7. it’s not about me covering material
  • 8. it’s not about the tests they write
  • 9. it’s not about the stories I tell
  • 10. ß it’s not about “best practice”
  • 11. it’s an intensely social activity
  • 12. it’s messy
  • 13. it takes time ... one drop at a time
  • 14. it’s not about the textbook they read
  • 15. it’s not about the mind maps they make
  • 16. “I didn't know how many things appear as parabolas.Very interesting.” it’s not about the mind maps they make
  • 17. it’s not about the problems I model
  • 18. it’s not about the problems I model
  • 19. it’s not about the projects I assign
  • 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. it’s about the connections they make
  • 22. it’s about being curious
  • 23. Before After it’s about the possibilities awakened
  • 24. it’s about the difference YOU can make
  • 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