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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

I was looking for ideas for self-assessments for educators and came across this post. I love this idea!

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I’ve posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to assist the educator in evaluating if and how s/he is facilitating these skills and attributes in the learning environment. skills

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The Tabs in My Brain

Last night I was surfing the internet doing research for the online course I am creating when I remembered I was getting new technology and therefore would need new skins – stickers that cover the technology and give it personality. Of course I had to open some new tabs and start browsing. 

I have several I really like saved in my favorites on DecalGirl.com, but I decided to go look to see what else what out there. Then I found it – the saying that describes my brain: 


My brain has too many tabs open! No one who knows me would disagree with this statement. 

This morning I started my morning in bed reading a book about rogue professional development – research for the course I am building. After reading a few chapters I remembered my fall semester for my EdS program starts Monday, so I went to see if the syllabus and assignments had been posted. Since they were, I spent some time looking through everything, posting in the discussion board and responding to introductions. Then I remembered I hadn’t posted here for awhile, so here I am! 

I was going to write about the new course, how excited I was about the topic. Then I thought about how excited I was about the course I am building about personalized professional development planning.  And how excited I am about implementing digital badges. And how excited I am about the classy graphics class I am taking next month. And how I wish the classy graphics class was now so I could start using those skills in the course I am building. 

Before long, there were so many tabs open in my brain, my RAM couldn’t keep up, and I just had to stop!  Maybe I should go do laundry – that always seems to put a damper on my excitement ;-). Or I could just…

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Blessed by Puzzle Builders

Yesterday I wrote about Executive Function Disorder (EFD).  It felt very good to write about it, to help explain how my brain works (or doesn’t work on some days).  When I finished the piece and read over it, I felt lighter is some ways, but I felt heavier in others.  I am in a job with a lot of puzzle pieces that have to be pieced together to make many puzzles.  It can get very overwhelming sometimes.

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