Friday, January 24, 2020

What skills & strategies will our students need?

Photo by nlafferty CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
More and more it appears that along with technical skill, learners will require a well-developed sense of ethics. Not only will learners rely upon the skills of communication, connection, and collaboration in the 21st century but their success will depend upon their ethical ability.
Those with a poor sense of ethics will center on success strategies of the 19th and 20th centuries. While these strategies were successful to people in those centuries, they are no longer useful to those in schools now.
So a dilemma is before me. How do I strengthen learners' ethical skills in the best way possible? I had learners responding to a post about ethics, after watching a video and reading short points from Straford Sherman (thank you coolcatteacher). Those who did the work worked quietly for 20 minutes, unheard of in middle school! That is certainly not enough.
I seek more suggestions about how to strengthen this most critical skill, especially in those that I am not reaching. Thank you to the three people who commented (you know who you are!)
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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

    • Relationships First
    • What About the Rules? A Lesson Plan for Building Trust First
    • Connecting with Families Through Learning Walks
    • Building Trust Through Service Tasks
    • Relationships Through Real Talk
    • Restoring Human Connections Amidst Conflict
    • Do Students Care? Toward a Humanized Education
    • "problem isn’t which device (pencil, laptop, phone, quill) they use to take those notes, but how to take them and how to use them to learn."
    • top-seven stress reducers.
    • Exercise.
    • Sleep.
    • Connection.
    • Learning.
    • Art.
    • Movies.
    • Gratitude.
  • Michael Hyatt's 8 steps to escape the overwhelm: The first secret is accept responsibility. The second secret is to confront your fears The third secret is to reduce the drama. The fourth secret is keep it in perspective. The fifth secret is triage your calendar. The sixth is do the next most important task. The seventh is get sufficient rest. The final secret is decide to change.

    tags: resources

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

The AVI Choice Award Finale OR Is That Your Final Answer?

The AVI Choice Award has been around since 2011. This organization, founded by Nikki Mathieson, has given awards in three main categories to artists, creators, performers, builders, and designers in the virtual world of Second Life. Displaying an AVI Award is like displaying an Emmy or Tony on one’s mantel in real life. This is a BIG deal!

But all good things do come to an end. Now is the beginning of the end ~ now is when you need to nominate people in several categories. And just because they are already nominated - do it again. Nominees NEED at least THREE nominations to be considered as a finalist.  Each avatar can only nominate one in each category.

So go to , fill in your avatar name and nominate your favorite fashion designers - you will need their name and the URL to their Second Life page.

There are three main categories

Get your nominations in by October 12 at 8:00 pm SLT. Nominees are narrowed to a final 10 in each category based on whether they have at least three nominations and a private deliberating panel of judges. Finalists are announced in early November. Then we will ask you again to vote for the winners. Winners are announced at the final ceremony on December 4.

Important Dates:

  • October 12 at 8pm SLT  Nominations Due
  • November 28 at 3pm SLT Voting Due
  • December 4 Ceremony and Winners announced

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bookmarks of Note (weekly)

    • Comfort is overrated. It doesn’t lead to happiness. It makes us lazy—and forgetful. It often leads to self-absorption, boredom, and discontent.
    • Discomfort is a catalyst for growth. It makes us yearn for something more. It forces us to change, stretch, and adapt.
    • Discomfort is a sign we’re making progress. You’ve heard the expression, “no pain, no gain.” It’s true! When you push yourself to grow, you will experience discomfort, but it will be worth it.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

"The Curio" by Eleseren Brianna at Serena Imagine Arts CTR

You are invited for the opening Saturday September 10th, 1pm SLT

Eleseren Brianna is a new artist in SL, though she has exhibited in Inworldz with the Dreamz and Visionz groups during 2012 and 2013. She is primarily a model and designer in SL, and is just beginning to branch out to photographic art, though still with a fashion focus.

She is also the editor and curator of The Edge and COO for Kultivate Magazine.

In real life, she trained as an illustrator, earning a B.A. with honors in illustration from Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts.  She also  trained as a couture designer dressmaker and ran her own bridalwear business for several years. Eleseren is a trained art therapist.

SL Shows 

- Windlight Fellow Winter Showcase Jan/Feb 2016
- Ville de Coeur Winter Photo competition Jan 2016 (5th place prize)
- Galleria Kakku - Feb 2016 onwards
- Burn2 Equinox - April 2016
- The Living Room - April 2016
- Windlight Spring Show
- Holly Kai Park - April 2016

- Art in the Park - May 2016 
- Chelsea Hotel - June 2016
- Raglanshire Art Walk - June 2016
- Kultivate Summer Art Festival - August 2016 (2D and 3D)
Bradley University's CVL Fall 2016 Art Show - curated by Valibrarian Gregg 
- Sept 2016
The Curio Exhibition at Serena Arts Center - 10-30 Sept 2016
2D, 3D and written word 


Burn2 - October - The Glockenspiel 3D Fashion/Art Fusion Exhibition

Home Gallery - Epic Chromatic at Windlight