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The art of empathy

// March 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Main stage, Teaching & learning

ASIJ has been working with the NoTosh team this year on gaining and understanding of the design thinking process and trying it out in aspects of our teaching practice. I have been really interested in learning about how to develop in students a mindset of a ‘problem finder’ and how empathy fits into that. In […]

Edcamp Tokyo

// March 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Main stage, Teaching & learning, Technology

Edcamp Tokyo (held at YIS last Saturday) was a most rewarding day of conversation on inspirational topics proposed on the day but the 40+ teachers and administers who showed up. Having time, space and  interesting people who are open to sharing ideas, questions and resources made the event hit a sweet spot for me. My […]

Design Essentials for Educators

// February 6th, 2014 // No Comments » // Main stage

On the weekend my friend Joachim Castellano presented some ideas that we’ve been working on together at the Paperless Classroom Conference. Some time ago we started developing an iTunes U course called Design Essentials for Educators wondering how we might offer support to teachers wanting to raise the bar on the presentation of content. Now […]

Professional Development for a Global Audience

// November 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Teaching & learning, Technology

It was an honour to be a guest in Amy Hollinger‘s session on Professional Development for a Global Audience at the 2013 Global Education Conference. Amy is the Director of Professional Development for Global Online Academy and was my co-teacher in a recent online professional development course for teachers: Introduction to Online Learning Environments. One of the things […]

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