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    • Dean Shareski RSCON July 2014 http://www.flickr.com/photos/arichards-gallery/9215560918 Whatever Happened to Joy
    • shareski.ca @shareski
    • shareski.ca @shareski
    • shareski.ca @shareski
    • shareski.ca @shareski
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/arichards-gallery/9215560918 Is Joy Even a Thing anymore?
    • Moment # 1
    • Who’s the big kid in the suspenders?
    • Why Doesn’t Christina Ever smile?
    • Moment # 2
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lewiselementary/8683388187
    • “People seem to get nostalgic about a lot of things they weren't so crazy about the first time.” http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagogeek/3288238069
    • Moment # 3
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you:
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you: A. Do it because it's not only fun but likely does address some curricular outcomes but you might have to look them up later. Fingers crossed.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you: A. Do it because it's not only fun but likely does address some curricular outcomes but you might have to look them up later. Fingers crossed.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you: A. Do it because it's not only fun but likely does address some curricular outcomes but you might have to look them up later. Fingers crossed. B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyful things with students is important.
    • With regards to creating a video like that do you: A. Do it because it's not only fun but likely does address some curricular outcomes but you might have to look them up later. Fingers crossed. B. Do it and to heck with the outcomes, doing joyful things with students is important.
    • Moment # 4
    • What do you believe about learning?
    • And what do you mean by “student achievement?”
    • Do you Believe Learning is Like Buckley’s?
    • Do you Believe Learning is Like Buckley’s?
    • How to motivate kids to learn Math
    • How to motivate kids to learn Math
    • Language Matters
    • Every Mission Statement on the Planet
    • “...rigorous and relevant education to all students in a learning environment that fosters high expectations and data.” Every Mission Statement on the Planet
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/ Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy
 by: Alfie Kohn ! http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/ "Why are our schools not places of joy?" Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy
 by: Alfie Kohn ! http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/ "Why are our schools not places of joy?" Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy
 by: Alfie Kohn ! http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/ Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy
 by: Alfie Kohn ! http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/2333068171/ Feel-Bad Education The Cult of Rigor and the Loss of Joy
 by: Alfie Kohn ! 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.alfiekohn.org/teaching/edweek/feelbad.htm
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656
    • data driven http://www.flickr.com/photos/cristic/359572656 accountability student achievement
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaswenden/116786466 Why Do I Have to Learn This?
    • joy /joi/ ! ! Noun
 !
    • joy /joi/ ! ! Noun
 ! 1.the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires
    • You know it when you See it
    • You know it when you See it
    • Is Joy Really the Schools Responsibility?
    • Is Joy Really the Schools Responsibility?
    • Planning and Designing For Joy
    • Wonder
    • https://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/9418288122
    • “Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Stryrofoam cup: The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.” Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
    • “We Have Responsibility to Awe”
    • 2,296
    • 2,296
    • How often do your students get to wonder? ! ! ! ! What if each day your students left with school with a great question?
    • Be Interesting
    • “one of the best things you can do for your students is to be an interesting adult”
 Gary Stager
    • How Do You Learn?
    • How Do You Learn?
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • ...And this is all we know so far
    • SAGE ON THE STAGE
    • SAGE ON THE STAGE
    • GUIDE ON
 THE SIDE
    • GUIDE ON
 THE SIDE
    • MEDDLER IN THE MIDDLE
    • The Learning Project
    • The Learning Project
    • My Teaching Staff
    • What are you learning right now? Do your students know about this? (Bonus points if it has nothing to do with your job) How are your interests/passions infused into your classroom?
    • Share It
    • “TO GETTHE FULLVALUE OF JOY YOU MUST HAVE SOMEONETO DIVIDE IT WITH.” MarkTwain
    • @RobCFisher
    • @RobCFisher
    • Cantiague Weekly Update @Cantiague_Lead
    • Cantiague Weekly Update @Cantiague_Lead
    • How are you spreading and sharing joyful moments in your school/classroom?
    • Be Grateful
    • How are you showing gratitude to your students? parents? colleagues?
    • How are you showing gratitude to your students? parents? colleagues? Text, tweet, message someone right now and say thank you.
    • Just do It
    • “ W H E N I B E C A M E A M A N I P U T A WAY C H I L D I S H T H I N G S , I N C L U D I N G T H E F E A R O F C H I L D I S H N E S S A N D T H E D E S I R E T O B E V E RY G R O W N U P. ” C . S . L E W I S http://kariemillspaugh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/adults-like-children-2.jpg
    • When’s the last time you did something in which its primary purpose was to bring joy to you or your students?
    • We must play. 
 But our merriment must be of that kind 
 (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) 
 which exists between people who have, 
 from the outset, 
 taken each other seriously. ”C.S. Lewis “
    • We must play. 
 But our merriment must be of that kind 
 (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) 
 which exists between people who have, 
 from the outset, 
 taken each other seriously. ”C.S. Lewis “
    • http://shareski.ca/y/joychat
    • http://shareski.ca/y/joychat
    • http://shareski.ca/y/joychat
    • http://shareski.ca/y/joychat
    • It’s an End in itselfhttp://shareski.ca/y/joychat
    • It’s an End in itselfhttp://shareski.ca/y/joychat
    • It’s an End in itself Thank you @shareski shareski.ca http://shareski.ca/y/joychat