Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Connecting students with the world

And so the back to school season officially kicks off for me!  All this time off this summer was needed and wonderful.  I'm refreshed and ready for the school year--- mentally at least!  Now it's time for the practical stuff.... welcome back letters, tweaking class assignments, planning PD sessions, meeting with staff members, making sure our building is ready, construction meetings, schedules, lots of county meetings, etc...

In the  midst of all these details, I don't want to lose sight of the great resources and my renewed enthusiam for incorporating both technology and global awareness activities into the core of what we do.  As a PYP candidate school, global awareness is a pillar of our thinking.  So, resources will be necessary.  I recently stumbled upon three highly recommended sites that I don't want to forget about.  Haven't explored them yet, but hope to soon....




Finally, another great, thought provoking resource I viewed last night was the Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree Ted Talk.  Not only do we need to surround ourselves with people who will challenge our thinking, sometimes we need to be that person who challenges the accepted thinking of others.  Not always the most comfortable role to be in, but it's necessary for growth!

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