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Thinking Daily is a daily devotional and deep exploration of a topic or theme with Sam Harrelson
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Aug. 30, 2012
Merianna discusses the ideas and goals we have in the summer and how sometimes those disappear in the first few weeks of school. Are we teaching for our students or are we forgetting who we are in the process? It’s always a good time to stop and reflect on developing patterns even if it’s as […] The post ThinkingEDU24: Lip Gloss after Lunch appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Aug. 5, 2012
Merianna asks teachers to reflect on Common Core Standards and ask themselves, “Do these fit my personality as a teacher?” Although she agrees that Common Core is coming and can’t be ignored, she is asking teachers to recenter and wonder whether their classroom is about Common Core or about their students. About 15 and change […] The post ThinkingEDU 23: Uncommon Core appeared first on Thinking.FM.
June 28, 2012
Merianna wonders about whether professional development conferences that gear towards mandates issued by non-teaching policymakers are really professional development at all. Are teachers living into the stereotype that media and government have created? Is there a chance for teachers to regain their sense of identity? Mentioned: Annual Conference and Common Core Common Core An Alternative […] The post ThinkingEDU 22: Professional Development or Professional Demeaning appeared first on Thinking.FM.
May 14, 2012
Merianna wonders and wanders through the implications of the Presidential Proclamation and ends up pondering what the proper care for quail eggs is. Speaking of quail eggs, why are schools so similar to the quail egg raising process? Mentioned: Presidential Proclamation  Response to Presidential Proclamation Quail Egg Starter Kit How to Hatch Quail  About 18 […] The post ThinkingEDU 21: Incubation appeared first on Thinking.FM.
April 14, 2012
Merianna talks about the time between Spring Break and the end of the school year and how teachers who ask if there is a possibility to change something often receive the response, “That’s something for us to consider for next year.” Those teachers who ask questions often get tagged and their idea frozen until next […] The post ThinkingEDU 20: Freeze Tag appeared first on Thinking.FM.
March 30, 2012
Merianna talks about the Spring Testing season and who it’s impacting our students and teachers. Is anyone really listening to teachers’ barks of complaint over the standardization movement? Where is this leading education? Mentioned: Taking Cycles Apart Tight Budgets Walking MAP Score  How are Standardized Tests Dividing Students? About 15 minutes and change The post ThinkingEDU 19: Our Bark is Worse Than Our Bite appeared first on Thinking.FM.
March 29, 2012
Merianna interviews Deborah Carney about whether schools are supporting student writers or whether the standardization movement is stamping out student creativity. They also discuss whether there are solutions in the current public school system to help ensure that student writers gain confidence in who they are and are able to explore many different kinds of […] The post ThinkingEDU 18: Breadcrumb Trails appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Feb. 25, 2012
Merianna Neely asks the important question…what happened to the Teachers’ Lounge? Along with that, she takes on the notion of gaming with mobiles and devices both in the classroom and at home and whether such foolishness is good for emerging readers and kids who are developing their own literacies. Mentioned: Mediashift Teacher Do Change iPads […] The post ThinkingEDU 17: Change, Change, Change appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Feb. 17, 2012
Merianna hits the sweet sixteen with a new ThinkingEDU that covers whether or not gaming in the classroom is viable, how “badges” work along with grades and if Kahn Academy can help you master multiplication Mentioned: Motivating Students and Gamification of Learning Kevin’s Meandering Mind About 22 minutes and change. The post ThinkingEDU Sweet Sixteen: Revising, Not Repeating appeared first on Thinking.FM.
Feb. 13, 2012
Merianna returns with a thinking-provoking podcast on the notion of what does it mean to learn in this new century with new tools? Things may be different than they appear. Mentioned: Reading and Writing E-textboks About 20 minutes and change. The post ThinkingEDU 15: This May Not Be What You Think It’s About appeared first on Thinking.FM.
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