This week we used an article by Alfie Kohn to try to tackle the question, What does readiness to learn really mean? We had a great conversation but didn't come up with many answers. We did come up with our next topic: When we collect data, what data do we want? What is the purpose of data collection? We will be back on January 9th to discuss that topic.
This week, Lisa Parisi, Maria Knee, and Sheila Adams tackled the topic of scheduling. We discussed the pros and cons of scheduling and tried to find an ideal way to schedule a school day. Add to our discussion and maybe we'll come up with a solution. One never knows.
This week we discussed reasons we go to conferences and what we do when we get back to school. Do we become agents of change or do we just continue the week to week routine without making changes based on what we learned by attending the conference?