A Christmas Carol For EDUs: Three Lessons From the Ghosts

I’ve always been mesmerized by A Christmas Carol.  Since I was a child, I’ve read the story countless times and continue to find new connections to my pesonal and professional life.  I love how Dickens vividly drives home the themes of change and redemption using the messages of the three ghosts.  These timeless lessons can certainly be applied to the field of education in three main ways:

Lesson 1:

Lesson 2:

Lesson 3:

The ability to continually monitor and adjust one’s thinking is a characteristic I strive to instill in my students.  Teachers can learn valuable messages from each of Dickens’ Christmas ghosts which can in turn be shared with their students.  We must always be aware of the lessons from the past and the present as we make an effort to grow personally and professionally in order to optimize future learning experiences for ourselves and our charges.

I believe it’s important to avoid complacency at all costs!

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App Smashing Ideas from the #FlocabChat Community – The Flocabulary Blog

 

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“During last month’s #FlocabChat, we talked  about all things app smashing—using two or more edtech tools together in the classroom. Simple as that!

We covered a lot of ground, so we thought we’d pull out some key highlights and tips for our Flocab community. Here are some of the tools that our #FlocabChat friends suggested (in addition to some of our own tips).”

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App Smashing Ideas from the #FlocabChat Community – The Flocabulary Blog

Stretch Student Collaboration Skills with Breakout EDU

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The physical and virtual escape games build valuable 21st-century skills. Here’s how it works:

There is a new platform for immersive learning games that’s taking classrooms across the world by storm. Based on the same principles as interactive Escape The Room digital games — which challenge players to use their surroundings to escape a prison-like scenario — Breakout EDU is a collaborative learning experience that enhances critical thinking and creativity while fostering a growth mindset in students.

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