Tag Archives: David Truss

Teaching to make Learners Learn

Another Great Guest Blog by David Truss: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts Personalization and Responsibility George Siemens wrote the Duplication theory of educational value about higher education, but I am going to share a quote from this with a couple adaptations for K-12 public education: “Let me posit a duplication theory of education value: if something can be…
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Educators: Embrace Social Media

What is up with teacher development and the fear of social media? So many educators are soaring into the next advent of learning, while others continue to lecture and talk with the kids, avoiding the digital tools that are so readily available. Yesterday, in a passing conversation discussing sharing of great resources, I asked a…
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3 keys to a flipped classroom

Guest Blog by David Truss from Pair-A-Dimes for Your Thoughts If you are planning to use the ‘flipped classroom’, you might want to think about a few key ideas. Background: On Connected Principals, Jonathan Martin has written a couple posts on the Flipped Classroom. In his first one, Reverse Instruction: Dan Pink and Karl’s “Fisch Flip”, he says: Increasingly,  education’s…
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David Truss: Transformative or just flashy educational tools?

Guest Blog by David Truss,  from his blog Pair-A-Dimes for Your Thoughts There are a couple tools out now that I see bantered around in educational circles that I just hate! And there are some pretty awesome tools out there that are being used in rather old and traditional ways, and I don’t hate the tool,…
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