The Missing Link with Rola Tibshirani

The Missing Link with Rola Tibshirani

Rola Tibshirani invites educators to connect with many groups, organizations or individual educators to bring the learning from inside the classroom to connect with real-world projects. Rola also shares the pedagogical process and the purpose of connection based learning.

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July 10, 2022 34 min
Community building is the essence of empowering the teachers, the students and the parents. Having the vision to have the confidence of empowering innovative progress through personalized comprehensive support of unlearning and relearning. A School wide initiative of Gratitude Attitude by thinking globally and acting locally. " Good leaders create great leadership with others. "
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Liz Dozier shares about being aware of our biases and decolonizing our minds in terms of our own biases. We have to take care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually, because you can’t begin to unpack those biases if you’re worn down. It is really about remaining curious about the world around us and others’ experiences. How are schools focusing on from problem fixing to possibility creating?
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February 27, 2022 27 min
Melanie shares that we need to stop doing school and focus on deep learning. We need to create knowledge and focus on students' assets. It is a continuous process of shifting and dancing to access learning in the best possible way.
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January 16, 2022 39 min
Hedreich Nichols shares the importance of teaching human kindness citizenship explicitly through the development of interpersonal relationships, examining feelings, and building empathy.
Social actions already walk in with the students. We need to create a culture of kindness that models explicitly what kindness is and makes someone feel bad without attacking their character or behaviour. In the classroom, students are more empathe...
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Making a difference in the lives of the students by maximizing their potential. By creating a culture in which students can take risks to take ownership of their learning. Creating clearer targets on why they are learning. Students should not be punished when they learn incorrectly. Educators should be transparent in their assessment practices. Students should understand self-assessment & feedback, as well as how grades are ass...
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October 17, 2021 33 min
Stephenie creates learning communities that support students' voices, agencies, and gamifications.  Stephanie approaches coaching for teachers' through design thinking for pedagogical powerful ways. Following up with teachers about the process involves inspiring them through a coaching cycle. To learn more about Stephanie's initiatives, please visit her website : https://sites.google.com/mrshowell24.com/mrshowell24/home...
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October 13, 2021 33 min
Episode #112 Stephanie Howell by Rola Tibshirani
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October 10, 2021 26 min
Ludenso focuses on discoveries for all ages through AR. Students create through 3D modelling to connect real authentic problem solving to the world. The tools are cocreated through the pedagogical process that encourages students' inquiries. Ludenso has based its AR on pedagogical practices and full feedback from teachers and students. There are SDGs challenges to create futuristic sustainable solutions by the students.
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October 4, 2021 38 min
Educators are empowered to disrupt unjust systems and create change at the core of equity. To teach from an equity standpoint, we must first recognize our identity. To extend our learning, we must begin with ourselves first identifying ourselves before teaching the curriculum. Multiples perspectives are at the foundations of the curriculum. Students are given authentic tasks that explore perspectives from different angles. In what ...
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September 5, 2021 37 min
Project based learning moves forward with critical conversations that are students centred. Students centred learning designing engagement to relevance and empowerment of learning. "Project based learning and inquiry are the opportunities for students to uncover new content on their own. Through exploration and problem solving, children make truly remarkable discoveries (many of which teachers will not foresee)." School is ...
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August 24, 2021 33 min
Mike shares the importance of designing through Project-Based Learning with an authentic purpose to problem solve. The framework for students to connect multidisciplinary through a structure of thinking, high-level questioning by both students and teachers. Projects start with a Driving Question (DQ) to engage students and frame the anticipated learning. Social-Emotional Learning skills are embedded in high-quality PBL. "The S...
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August 9, 2021 35 min
A new way of thinking about success in the classroom is presented in the book 100 Or Nothing by Dr. Glen Coleman. Using what you know! Failure, Friendship, and Feedback are ways for people in a community to support each other, and having Fun is the fourth F. Storytelling, kindness, and inclusivity are important aspects of classroom success. In his books, Dr. Coleman describes a four-phase workflow. Phase 1: Students study independe...
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June 5, 2021 27 min
Heather Singmaster is a Director in the Center for Global Education at the Asia Society, where she oversees the Global Cities Education Network and works integrating global competence into Career Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as state and national policy.
Through the SDGs, local and global communities are helping to solve problems. Bringing a global focus to the classroom and having students work together. Global compet...
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February 15, 2021 34 min
Implementing the four outcomes for self-understanding ourselves identity, connections to the families and communities, the knowledge you need to be you, and competencies.
The 7th competency is the commitment to learning to humanity.
The teacher's relationship with the students is understanding who they are, what is important for them what is important for the learner, and contextualize the curriculum that connects to their lifes...
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February 7, 2021 34 min
Margret Atkinson shares the importance of passion for learning always involving students in growth. The students are humans we need to help them develop habits to help them for their entire life.
Creating an environment honoring each other for a community to embrace their voices as they are valued by building trust.
The classroom is a paradigm for a larger world. Through virtual classrooms understanding the human on the other side...
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January 24, 2021 34 min
Project Based Learning is key to learning, the learning comes alive to real-world experiences.
It is important to listen to students' inquiries. The students drive the questioning. Through a culture of trust and risk takings, the students amplify their voices and choices.
Many entry events from a variety of sources catch students' eyes for building empathy.
Connecting the students to the community opens up the classrooms to se...
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January 15, 2021 31 min
Project based learning benefits opportunities for students in an area of interest. Investing in how students are learning through PBL is more than just focusing on assessment/grading. Engaging students with real authentic connections and options of their choices. PBL is building skills beyond the content.
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January 11, 2021 44 min
Michael Crawford shares that an entrepreneurial mindset for the students is when problems are opportunities. Entrepreneurship seeing how students have agency over their learning. For people seeing needs to take action to deliver needs. Dissolving the classroom walls is impactful by having the students problem-solve with the community. In entrepreneurial thinking, the students develop confidence and self-esteem.  Educators are learn...
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January 1, 2021 37 min
Mandy shares that burnout can be overwhelming. Moral obligations can be challenged and can cause demoralization. Burnout and demoralization can be similar. Demoralization under control or feeling burnout, make sure the boundaries are appropriate. Understanding what is in your control and outside of your control. Spending time to connect and reconnect with the students.
Engagement is how much you love what you are doing. It is diffi...
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December 30, 2020 32 min
Tara Linney is a tech consultant, a connected global educator focusing on SEL, empathy, and SDGs. Working with teachers in many communities creating opportunities for lasting impacts on well-being. Global education is bringing together educators from different backgrounds and parts of the world. Inclusivity is to grow through global connections. SDGs real-world opportunities to reach problem-solving with a purpose for sustainabilit...
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