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Elaine J. Roberts
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Educator, bibliophile, traveler, occasional cyclist.
Educator, bibliophile, traveler, occasional cyclist.

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Reading with BHH. Book. Head. Heart.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJKXFIiZNSI I love Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. I love the way they write. I love what they write. I love them and yes, I'm privileged to know them. I'd love to hang out with them pretty much any time. All of their books are ...
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Willow Creek: A reflection
Willow Creek is about four miles from my house. I've been there a couple of times. I've never been drawn to go to church there; it's always seemed too big and just, well, too much for me. I have good friends who go there and love it there and those friends ...
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Learning NEXT
Learning NEXT
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SEL isn't just another edutrend
A couple of years ago I would have scoffed at myself. I would have said that SEL is a new touch-feely trend in education destined just to add one more thing to the already overcrowded plates of teachers and administrators. And then I started paying closer a...
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On being your own kind of pirate
I've just recently read Dave Burgess's book Teach Like a Pirate . Yes, I'm slow to this particular party, but I have my reasons. ;) There were lots of things I like about his book and some I don't. I understand the appeal and I can only imagine the energy h...
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A message about the future of teaching and learning
I recently read More
Now , A Message from the Future for
the Educators of Today by Mark Wagner, Ph.D. It’s a new release, published
by EdTechTeam Press; Wagner is the CEO of EdTechTeam. I have to say I was a little disappointed. I’ve always
admired the EdTe...
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Creating and sustaining a culture of learning
In the early 2000s, one of the most talked about books was Schools That Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education . Peter Senge and his colleagues upended, challenged, and reinforced a lot of thinking...
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I'm an emotional fraud, sort of
Mother-daughter relationships are complex. That's an understatement, of course. And I can speak only from the perspective of the daughter. My mother and I have had a tempestuous relationship over the years. I could go into grand detail, but I'm not really i...
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Teacher quality isn't just about the teacher
Let's talk about teacher quality. When you read that term, you are likely thinking about how good a teacher is at what she does. After all, when we talk about quality, we are talking about. . . interesting. This was a bit of a struggle for me because I usua...
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Design thinking is not an output only process
An Education Dive  piece suggests that design thinking can help students with creativity and empathy. There has been a lot of conversation around design thinking because it's one of the current buzzwords in education. Some see it as an opportunity, some see...
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