THAT’S the #ADEspirit!

To say that I learned something at the Apple Distinguished Educator Academy in Amsterdam last week would be a gross understatement. I learned SO MUCH there’s hardly space in one blog post for all my thoughts, hence my delay in putting them together, one week later.

So I started Sketchnoting …

… and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE it! In recent years, I’ve come across many inspiring illustrations that looked like very pretty and dynamic mindmaps (to my uneducated eyes) and seemed like visual depictions of what had been said at a meeting, convention or talk. I only recently started paying closer attention to them, having seen and…

Was passiert, wenn jemand Flipped Classroom bei einer Lehrprobe verwendet

Wenn man darüber nachdenkt, es ist wirklich verrückt, wie sehr unser digitales Leben von Impulsen von Außen bereichert wird. In meinem Fall, erhalte ich – oft mehrmals in der Woche – zahlreiche Ideen von Kolleginnen und Kollegen über Twitter, Facebook und Blogs usw. Absolut verrückt, dass eine Wortmeldung, Gedanke, oder Frage mich auf die Idee…

Personalised learning is all around us – even at a Star Wars exhibition!

(screenshot courtesy Star Wars Identities Exhibition: http://www.starwarsidentities.com/hero/en-ca/5712749a94e3d) If you are an educator like me, then you know the feeling. Your “on” button is activated 24/7. Your teacher brain never really goes off. You not only devote hours in your “free time” to correcting, preparing and reflecting, but also find countless sources of inspiration in the things…

How I welcomed my students into the new year

Like many other educators, I spent my Christmas holiday break being EXTREMELY lazy at times – on the Internet, on Netflix, at the Spa 🙂 but also EXTREMELY BUSY IN MY MIND – reflecting on the hectic months behind me and thinking about how to shape the ones that lie ahead.