Sunday, February 20, 2011

Conversations #93 - True Colors; Working with Colleagues

Lisa was off on vacation this week while Maria and Sheila discussed working with colleagues. What can we expect? How can we value differences and create unity? Maria shared a tool called True Colors. Many participants took the test to find out their personality "color." Scott Shelhart (orange) joined the orange and green personalities for a short bit. Although finding out about yourself is interesting, the important part is learning how others perceive you, how you can work with others knowing this information and not prejudging.

Take the test at

We will return in 2 weeks on March 13, 2011.

Audio and chat are archived here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Episode 92 - Homework

In this show, Mari, Lisa and Sheila discussed homework. What is it? An extension of school, work done at home? And what is its purpose? Is it required by the school and/or expected by parents? Should every grade level have homework?

Your homework for March 13th's show - Write down 5 events in your life that lead you into the field of education.

Note - We will take a winter break for Feb. 27 and March 6, 2011.

Audio and chat are located here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Episode 91 - Change the Language

In this week’s show, Maria, Sheila, and Lisa spoke with Trung Le from CannonDesigns about how we can change the language of schools and the design to better help our students.  Taking ideas from The Third Teacher , we all were quite inspired.
Chat and audio can be found here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Episode 90 - Curiosity

In this show, Lisa Parisi, Maria Knee, and Sheila Adams explored how to create a culture of curiosity in classrooms.

Link to audio and chat