A few thoughts from a elluminate session today led by will Richardson and attended by many great educators around the world.
The discussion focused on Literacy and what that means. Some old discussion we have heard before and some new discussions as well.
- Skills are items that can be checked off of a list. Literacies are habits of mind. Literacy allows you to make sense of the world.
- From @Sylvia: "I think a teachers job is to funnel down some of the messy world and help students navigate pieces that add up to a bigger idea."
- From Angela Maiers: "I think the most telling interview question for a new teachers should be: Tell me about something you have recently learned"
- There were many others, but the chat was fast and furious.