#BIT15Reads: Interview with Will Richardson

Author of From Master Teacher to Master Learner joins me today to discuss his books and his journey as a teacher/learner. at 6:30 pm ET.

…and there you go!  A fascinating discussion….I took 4 more sticky-notes worth of notes, did you?  I’ll keep wondering about how we can

  • create opportunities for teachers to bust out of their silos and get time to collaborate together about cross-curricular concepts and skills
  • sustain intrinsic motivation in learners….make sure it lasts all the way through school and beyond
  • make and curate connections to experts who would be there just in time for students who are on a self-determined learning curve

Really exciting.  Please, if you’re finding resources or having reactions to Will’s work or your own thoughts as a learner/teacher, please comment or reach out to us in #BIT15Reads.

#BIT15Reads: Google hangout and making your reading visible

Today at 7:30 pm ET I’ll be hosting our second Google Hangout On Air so please join us if you’re able at:

https://plus.google.com/events/cjq0v12mnjjivqrogee67tsebbo

or watch the live videostream here:

A few years ago now I worked with a team at my school in a Professional Learning Practice action research project where we learned how to help our students make their learning visible, by reflecting on our own teaching practice and making our professional learning visible.  That experience truly informed my career and I’ve found that being authentic and vulnerable in front of an audience, online or face-to-face, is a humbling and rewarding experience.  Ultimately it is sharing that leads to deeper personal connections and I aim to do this as much as possible.

In our book club #BIT15Reads, I invite you to share your reading as much as possible to join us as a community.  This week I found an upgrade to my favourite aggregator Zite….which has transformed into Flipboard.  I’m trying it out.  It might not be right for you…maybe you prefer Instagram or Tumblr but if you can, and you do, please share it to the hashtag #BIT15Reads as you’re making your way through a book.  It might be when a quote or graphic resonates with you, or it might be when you question or disagree with something written.

Jennifer Casa-Todd is reading Will Richardson’s book and she tweeted early into her book with a snapshot of the book (maybe an e-version?) of a quick quote she approved of.

Jennifer approval

Stepan Pruchnicky is reading Daniel Levitin’s book and took snapshots of his notes and his book highlighted  with tweets about his wondering.

Stepan wonder (1)Stepan Wonder 1

Stepan later turned his early thoughts into a blog post: http://140pluslearning.tumblr.com/post/128715359806/shhhhh-for-learnings-sake

So how we can make our reading visible to each other is one of the things I hope we can talk about in today’s Google Hangout.  Hope to see you there.