January 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Five Factors that Make Home Learning an Effective Solution

There are many factors that make home learning effective solution for academic issues relative to time, economics and convenience. The five important ones are listed below as follows:

Anybody, anytime, anywhere education: Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of home education is its flexible and student-friendly approach, unbiased and objective in…

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Added by James Kyne on January 31, 2016 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Lean In

I  go to lots of PD days and learn new stuff all the time, but there are only so many bandwagons I can jump on.

When I'm sitting in a presentation, I'm all in. I buy whatever they're selling. It's only when I walk out and start thinking about the real world scenarios where I will use this. I often come up short somehow. I don't have the time, the support, the resources. I quit before I even begin.

What I've changed about my attitude is I've taken Sheryl Sandberg's approach and…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 19, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

What's a PLN?

A PLN is a Personal Learning Network. It sounds very cool and it's an idea that is gaining ground. Because of all the social media sites that are available to teachers, you can find anyone that is a mentor or inspiration for you and what you do.

Since I'm the only technology teacher in my building, I don't get to talk to other tech teachers about the challenges I face in my school. It helps to talk to other teachers who face the same challenges.

So how did I build my PLN? Like…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 11, 2016 at 6:42am — No Comments

EdCampNYC

EdCampNYC was a great event this past weekend. I woke up on Saturday wondering why I signed up for this, but after the day was over, I was very glad I did. I feel like a phone that's been fully recharged.

I catch up with friends and colleagues, I meet new friends and colleagues, and I learn from both. EdCamps attendees are the type of people that want to be the best at what they do so they therefore inspire each other along the way. They are good as some aspect of the job, and want to…

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Added by Eileen Lennon on January 11, 2016 at 6:31am — No Comments

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