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Author Profiles: Joann Barnett

Posted by Joann Barnett

Mar 25, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Here at LearnBop we have a team of amazing educators with diverse backgrounds who have come on board to author content for our interactive Bops. To help you get to know them better, we're doing a series of Author Profiles. Today's installment is written by Joann Barnett, a valued member of our author team.

Introduction

I retired from public schools after teaching 28 years in middle school math. Since then I have been the facilitator for the Elementary Math Specialist program at Missouri State University. I am also an adjunct instructor, teaching developmental math at Ozark Technical Community College. When the opportunity arises I also work as a consultant providing professional development for the teaching of mathematics.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Author Profiles

EdSurge's Tech for Schools Summit in Baltimore: A Recap and Review of Products

Posted by Chris Brida

Mar 14, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Introduction

EdSurge Recap

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community

Author Profiles: Meghan Polselli

Posted by Meghan Polselli - LearnBop Author

Mar 11, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Here at LearnBop we have a team of amazing educators with diverse backgrounds who have come on board to author content for our interactive Bops. To help you get to know them better, we're starting a series of Author Profiles. Today's installment is written by Meghan Polselli, a valued member of our author team.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning, About Us & Our Community, Author Profiles

Education and Technology: A Relationship of Balance

Posted by Donnell McLean - NC School and Technology Leader

Mar 9, 2015 7:00:00 AM

In today’s world of education there are continuous changes that can either take a school or school system to the next level of academic growth and development or rip a once vigorous group of people into minimal and divisive shreds. As a principal and leader in the education field I am constantly dealing with disruptive innovation—which can be both good and bad, depending on how it manifests—and I am also seeing many different learning paradigms that are being used and promoted all at once. The paradigms that I am referring to simply have to deal with the explosion of education technology platforms.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Differentiating Instruction, Teaching & Learning

Successful Failure

Posted by Jamie Cruikshank - Superintendent of Norwood-Norfolk CSD, and the Regional Director for NYS Middle School Association

Mar 4, 2015 6:00:00 AM

This post originally appeared here in Superintendent Jamie Cruikshank's blog for anyone interested in PK-12 education called, "Cruikshank's View."

The Value of Failure

 

The idea of failure being a positive experience for children and their development is nothing new. There have been volumes written on the topic. Yet, when I was recently asked about my own failures, I froze. Please don’t be mistaken; I’ve had countless “failures” and an equal number of set-backs. My inability to answer and to clearly state a failure surprised me. It was at this point that I authentically understood the value of failure.

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Topics: Teachers Using LearnBop, Teaching & Learning

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