Thinking Holistically Through a New Culture of Learning

Part One: A Reflection of D. Thomas and J. S. Brown’s A New Culture of Learning

In the first page, Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown address the idea of a new culture of learning through this question: “What happens to learning when we move from the stable infrastructure of the twentieth century to the fluid infrastructure of the twenty-first century, where technology is constantly creating and responding to change?” (Thomas & Brown, 2011, p. 17). Well, you’d have to read the book to find out. But there is one thing I will tell you (and you might have even noticed from their foundational question), Thomas and Brown’s perspective encompass the idea of a holistic approach to learning. Continue reading “Thinking Holistically Through a New Culture of Learning”

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My Innovation Plan: Blended Learning and the Station Rotation Model

To my colleagues and administrators:

What if I told you there was a way for students to come to school every day eager to learn? What if I told you we could have total participation and engagement from each and every one of those students in every lesson and activity?  And let’s say, meanwhile, teachers could have the opportunity to provide differentiated instruction to each and every one of those students? And they could do this every day! And for our administrators, what if I told you, from all of this, you could be handed reports of increased achievement results and data?  How does that sound? Continue reading “My Innovation Plan: Blended Learning and the Station Rotation Model”