Category Archives: Bloggers!

Ontario Educator Blogs: Reconsidering “Bullying”

We have amazing thinkers here in #onted!

Take time to read Ontario Educator blogs, and take time to share your blog with us here if you are a blogger in the #onted scene.  Or, Tweet the link to @ossemooc.

Today we are featuring the work of Ontario Blogger, Andrew Kelly (@therealMrKelly).

Andrew wants us to reconsider the use of the word “bully” and the way we approach bullying in schools.  This post is worth your time!

 

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Blog by Andrew Kelly: http://mrkelly.commons.hwdsb.on.ca/2016/04/12/stop-using-the-word-bully/

 

Featured Image by Andrew Kelly.

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Read More Blogs!

This post from Seth Godin brilliantly explains why writing and reading blogs can be such a powerful professional and personal practice.

Read More Blogs by Seth Godin
From “Read More Blogs” by Seth Godin: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2016/06/read-more-blogs.html

In Ontario, we are fortunate to have so many talented education leaders who reflect and share their learning regularly.

Please check out the relevant and active blogs we link to on this site.

If you are a blogger, add your link to this site here.

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A Focus on Digital Leadership: Learning from Each Other

OSSEMOOC Moving Forward

 

When leaders make their LEARNING visible, when they make their IDEAS visible, it gives all of us a chance to share and learn together.

An idea shouldn’t stay in your head!  Share it and let others help you make it real.

We are pleased to see how Ontario bloggers, and education bloggers from outside Ontario are sharing their work here at OSSEMOOC.  We have curated the blogs for you to the right, and we have moved “30 days to get connected”, our popular self-directed learning series, to the left of the site.

We continue to invite bloggers to share their links and blog descriptions by filling out the form here (link in upper right of this page).

We are now taking our learning from two years of OSSEMOOC to redesign and rethink how this site can best serve the needs of leading learners in Ontario.

Please help us by sharing your ideas in the comments, or by emailing us at ossemooc at gmail dot com.  We invite you to share in building an open site that supports your learning needs.

 

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Today we feature the blog of SNCDSB Principal Kim Figliomeni (@kfilane). You can access her work here: https://kfilane.wordpress.com/

Kim shares the wonderful story of becoming a digital leader.  It is inspiring for all leaders working to build their own learning around digital leadership.  Please connect with Kim and share your own journey.  By extending our PLN, we can learn more together.

Thanks to Kim for openly sharing her work with other leading learners.

 

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Blog by Kim Figliomeni: https://kfilane.wordpress.com/

 

 

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Curating Visible Learning in #onted

We hope you have enjoyed the work of two Ontario bloggers over the past two days, Leigh Cassell and Michelle Parrish.

After two years of promoting connected learners, OSSEMOOC is updating its blogroll to feature active education bloggers in Ontario and beyond.  You can see to the right  ——>

how we are adding ACTIVE blogs to the site, curated so that you can find what you are looking for.

Please share your blog information with us in the form below.  We will be removing links to blogs that are no longer active.

Thank you for your dedication to making your learning and thinking visible to others.

If you are not a blogger, please continue to visit this site so you might learn from your colleagues, and see examples of educators who believe in building our knowledge together.

Featured image shared under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-commercial license by Thomas Hawk.

Classroom Reflections

As we continue our focus on blogging, today we feature the reflective practice of KPDSB teacher Michelle Parrish. We can learn so much from teachers who openly reflect on the work they do with our young people.

You might remember Michelle’s insights as she also generously shared with us as a guest panellist during the Innovator’s Mindset book club Google Hangouts on Air.

Thanks, Michelle, for your generous open practice that helps us build knowledge together.

Please take a moment to read and comment on Michelle’s blog, or the blogs of her students, here:  https://mproom31.wordpress.com

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Focus on Blogging!

This week, we will focus on the Ontario educators and the aspiring educators who are sharing openly with the world.

We build knowledge together when we share our learning openly.

Dr. Carol Campbell, Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Education, tells us that blogging is the foundation of our professional learning.

We encourage all of you to blog your learning.  Make it open and searchable for others.

This week we will feature Ontario bloggers who are role models for all of us in building this learning together.

Let’s begin with Ontario Education Leader Leigh Cassell, one of our amazing leaders of #innovatorsmindset Book Study

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#innovatorsmindset Blog Hop #4: All the Live Action is Right Here

It’s blog hop day in the #innovatorsmindset book study!

Have you done some writing on this topic?  Please add it to the form below. It’s March Break, so we are taking some time with this one.

Here are the blogs that have been submitted so far. Please enjoy reading and commenting!

We encourage you to keep writing, keep thinking, keep adding to the list.  Let’s really make a big contribution to the knowledge base on this idea.  This is a BIG one to tackle and an important one to consider.

We can all learn more about how we can measure the impact of changing practice in ensuring all our learners will thrive in this changing world.  We look forward to your contributions to our collective understanding of how we can do this well.

 

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You don’t have a blog? We are happy to post your work for you here on #OSSEMOOC, or just add to the comments below, or post a quick tweet under #innovatorsmindset #ossemooc hashtags, or post to the Voxer Group for the Book Club.

#InnovatorsMindset Blog Hop #4: Measurement!

Yes, it is March Break, but we never stop learning!

This week we are tackling the BIG question, and we are saying, “Take your time with this one!”.

We will still reveal the blogs at 8 p.m. on March 15, but please feel free to take the time you need to think this through, and post when you are ready.  Post more than once, in fact!

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The form to collect the links to the blogs will be posted here shortly.
The links will be published here at 8 p.m. March 15.

Please take the time to contribute to our collective understanding.

Image by Alan Levine CC-BY-2.0

Welcome to Ontario’s Newest Blogger

We welcome Andrea Gillespie, Superintendent with Trillium Lakelands District School Board to our growing list of School and System Leader edubloggers (left side of this page).

Andrea is a force behind #TLDSBLearns and she is modelling the practice of making her thinking and learning visible so that we can all learn from her.

Check out her blog here (I’m sure she would welcome your comments!): http://andreagillespie.wordpress.com/ and follow her on Twitter @1223Andrea.

Let’s continue to encourage all education leaders to blog and share their thinking.  If nobody shares, nobody learns!