Back toschool...back to basics        Dean Shareski                   Dean Shareski   St. James-Assiniboia Tech Forum     ...
Who Am I?
Golfer                    Husband/Father                                     Teacher             Who Am I?Community Builde...
@shareskishareski@gmail.com shareski.ca
Sam’s First Day                of Kindergarten                         1995
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonbecker/4625331304
http://www.flickr.com/photos/flossmoorhistory/3642378152
“People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of thingsthey werent so crazy about the first time around.” ~Author Unknown      ...
Prescribe            http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwabr/6054399975/
Prescribe                    Describe            http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwabr/6054399975/
ATTENTION
“It isn’t that they can’t pay attention;they just choose not to.” Mark Prensky
Abundance                                                     Scarcity                                                    ...
Abundance                                                     Scarcity                                                    ...
Abundance                                                     Scarcity                                                    ...
Attention may be our mostvaluable resource/commodity
Attention may be our mostvaluable resource/commodity
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woscholar/6305024548
1,6981,396
attention literacy
attention literacy
What are you doingpersonally to manage your attention?How can we be more intentional aboutteaching attention?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4181823128/
JOY      http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4181823128/
With regards to creating a video like that do you:
With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular...
With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular...
With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular...
With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular...
Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm ...
Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm ...
Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm ...
Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm ...
Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm ...
Does your classroom or your office haveroom for joy?
PLAY
http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3601144842
“...the pattern has been that as children grow up andbecome more proficient at making sense of theenvironment in which the...
“...the pattern has been that as children grow up andbecome more proficient at making sense of theenvironment in which the...
“Play can be definedas the tensionbetween the rules ofthe game and thefreedom to act withinthose rules.”
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewarchy/2391115592
Problem Solvers
Problem Finders
“Don’t watch guys teach you. Watch guys learn. Theydon’t know the answer. We’re in the journey together.Now the audience a...
“Don’t watch guys teach you. Watch guys learn. Theydon’t know the answer. We’re in the journey together.Now the audience a...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/3165154438"If people did not do                                    sillythings, nothin...
http://ushahidi.com/
How are you making play an intentionalpart of your day? Of your students day?
trust
Where do you need to build socialcapital? How might technology be usedto help you?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
STORYTELLINGhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
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Are you telling stories in new ways? Howare you helping students use new mediato tell compelling stories?
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
COMMUNITY  http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
The smartest person in the room,          is the room.                                                   Dave Weinberger  ...
Mind Your Own Business                                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flic...
Mind Your Own Business                                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flic...
Mind Your Own Business                                   http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flic...
What did you   learn from others? What did you   contribute to the      learning of others?
You cant do this on your own
...connecting educators to their greatest resource
...connecting educators to their greatest resource                            ...each other                               ...
Dan Meyerhttp://blog.mrmeyer.com
Thanks shareski.ca @shareskidean_shareski@disco                   very.com
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  1. 1. Back toschool...back to basics Dean Shareski Dean Shareski St. James-Assiniboia Tech Forum Opening Day Austin, TX Winnipeg, MB Nov. 4, 2011 September 4th, 2012
  2. 2. Who Am I?
  3. 3. Golfer Husband/Father Teacher Who Am I?Community Builder Learner Sharer
  4. 4. @shareskishareski@gmail.com shareski.ca
  5. 5. Sam’s First Day of Kindergarten 1995
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonbecker/4625331304
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flossmoorhistory/3642378152
  8. 8. “People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of thingsthey werent so crazy about the first time around.” ~Author Unknown http://www.flickr.com/photos/flossmoorhistory/3642378152
  9. 9. Prescribe http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwabr/6054399975/
  10. 10. Prescribe Describe http://www.flickr.com/photos/nwabr/6054399975/
  11. 11. ATTENTION
  12. 12. “It isn’t that they can’t pay attention;they just choose not to.” Mark Prensky
  13. 13. Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/
  14. 14. Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/information
  15. 15. Abundance Scarcity http://www.flickr.com/photos/22539747@N06/3447814831/http://www.flickr.com/photos/68187942@N00/3287986172/information attention
  16. 16. Attention may be our mostvaluable resource/commodity
  17. 17. Attention may be our mostvaluable resource/commodity
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/woscholar/6305024548
  19. 19. 1,6981,396
  20. 20. attention literacy
  21. 21. attention literacy
  22. 22. What are you doingpersonally to manage your attention?How can we be more intentional aboutteaching attention?
  23. 23. http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4181823128/
  24. 24. JOY http://www.flickr.com/photos/22326055@N06/4181823128/
  25. 25. With regards to creating a video like that do you:
  26. 26. With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.
  27. 27. With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.
  28. 28. With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activitybecause youre not sure where it fits with a robustcurriculum but still think its important.
  29. 29. With regards to creating a video like that do you:A. Do it because its not only fun but likely does addresssome curricular outcomes but you might have to lookthem up later. Fingers crossed.B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyfulthings with students is important.C. Do it but perhaps as an extra-curricular activitybecause youre not sure where it fits with a robustcurriculum but still think its important.D. Not do it at all.
  30. 30. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  31. 31. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  32. 32. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  33. 33. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm "Why are our schools not places of joy?" http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  34. 34. Feel-Bad EducationThe Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joyby: Alfie Kohnhttp://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm I’m appearing to accept an odious premise—namely, that joy must be justified as a means to the end of better academic performance. Not so: It’s an end in itself. http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/
  35. 35. Does your classroom or your office haveroom for joy?
  36. 36. PLAY
  37. 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/will-lion/3601144842
  38. 38. “...the pattern has been that as children grow up andbecome more proficient at making sense of theenvironment in which they live, their world seems tobecome more stable. Thus, as a child grows andbecomes accustomed to the world, the perceived needfor play.”
  39. 39. “...the pattern has been that as children grow up andbecome more proficient at making sense of theenvironment in which they live, their world seems tobecome more stable. Thus, as a child grows andbecomes accustomed to the world, the perceived needfor play.”“As we watch the world move to a state of near-constantchange and flux, we believe that connecting playand imagination may be the single most importantstep in unleashing the new culture of learning.”
  40. 40. “Play can be definedas the tensionbetween the rules ofthe game and thefreedom to act withinthose rules.”
  41. 41. http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewarchy/2391115592
  42. 42. Problem Solvers
  43. 43. Problem Finders
  44. 44. “Don’t watch guys teach you. Watch guys learn. Theydon’t know the answer. We’re in the journey together.Now the audience are participants. And we see not onlythe result but the process.” Marco Torres
  45. 45. “Don’t watch guys teach you. Watch guys learn. Theydon’t know the answer. We’re in the journey together.Now the audience are participants. And we see not onlythe result but the process.” Marco Torres
  46. 46. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/3165154438"If people did not do sillythings, nothing intelligentwould ever get done."- Ludwig Wittgenstein
  47. 47. http://ushahidi.com/
  48. 48. How are you making play an intentionalpart of your day? Of your students day?
  49. 49. trust
  50. 50. Where do you need to build socialcapital? How might technology be usedto help you?
  51. 51. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
  52. 52. STORYTELLINGhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/254148969
  53. 53. 54
  54. 54. Are you telling stories in new ways? Howare you helping students use new mediato tell compelling stories?
  55. 55. http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
  56. 56. COMMUNITY http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/education/pics/4_11_one_rm_school_520.jpg
  57. 57. The smartest person in the room, is the room. Dave Weinberger cc licensed flickr photo by torres21: http://flickr.com/photos/torres21/484675706/
  58. 58. Mind Your Own Business http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
  59. 59. Mind Your Own Business http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
  60. 60. Mind Your Own Business http://www.flickr.com/photos/rwentechaney/5438197592http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4309317689
  61. 61. What did you learn from others? What did you contribute to the learning of others?
  62. 62. You cant do this on your own
  63. 63. ...connecting educators to their greatest resource
  64. 64. ...connecting educators to their greatest resource ...each other http://www.flickr.com/photos/khokanson/188856360
  65. 65. Dan Meyerhttp://blog.mrmeyer.com
  66. 66. Thanks shareski.ca @shareskidean_shareski@disco very.com
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