In search of the ever elusive Guru…

He alone teaches who has something to give, for teaching is not talking, teaching is not imparting doctrines, it is communicating – Swami Vivekananda Thinking about the Perfect Teacher: When I was in college and studying comparative religions, I read a book by Patrul Rinpoche on Tibetan Buddhism. It was called Words of My Perfect…

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Paving the way for Deep Learning with PLCs

At our school, learning is multidimensional. It involves developing deep conceptual understanding, high levels of interdisciplinary competency, and embarking on a reflective journey towards self-discovery in the context of contributing to a larger community.” – AES New Delhi Definition of Learning, 2o21. Introduction: So, for my COETAIL post this week on Learning Deeply, I had…

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Diving Into Deep Learning!

Learning occurs best in a community of learning or practice. The word community implies that the people within it are taking an active part in the process of learning. – Dr. Shannon H. Doak (source). What is deep learning?  Deep learning is the antidote to more traditional forms of teacher-directed learning. It is democratic and…