Monthly Archives: September 2013

The power of “Talk”

Julie Coates published an article about Gen Y and in her section that provides tips on teaching Gen Y’s she points out that talk is essential in learning. Julie encourages teachers to develop activities that will promote verbal exchange of … Continue reading

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Generation Y and learning implications

Taking a look at the characteristics of “Generation Y”, it becomes evident that their behaviours provide specific implications on LEARNING. After reading Julie Coates’ characteristics and tips for teaching “Generation Y”, I have been enlightened about key aspects that I … Continue reading

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The History of Technology in Education

To understand our current learners we need to take a look at how education has evolved. Often we teach how we were taught, but are we perhaps missing the point. Are our current learners still learning how we learned. The … Continue reading

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Teaching is like breathing

This morning I was reading a post on a forum and reference was made to teaching being like breathing. To survive we need to breathe in and breathe out, we cannot just do one function. In the same manner teaching … Continue reading

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Can quotes inspire learning?

I came across a quote link when I was reading through a blog I had found on the “School of Instructor Facebook Page”. The following quote really challenged my view of my role as instructor because “awakening joy” seems out … Continue reading

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The mist is moving in.

As I watch the mist moving through the mountain village from my elevated vantage point, I notice how easily it finds its way into every little crevice by adapting its shape. It reminds me of how our learning is required … Continue reading

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