George Couros was the Friday morning keynote speaker for ICE14. I missed it an and kind of glad because watching it later allowed me to take some notes. It was almost 30 minutes before George started speaking in this video. Then it was a while before I actually started taking notes, so yes I did miss a few.
My takeaways from listening:
Minute 43 Change is an opportunity
Minute 53 stop fighting your students for their attention.
Minute 59 This changing technology can be even more powerful than the old school stuff you love give it a chance.
1 hour Isolation is a choice
1 hour 5 minutes not just a video newsletter, but a school leader interacting with students
1 hour 11 minutes This student is racing home to read and write
1 hour 12 minutes would you want to be a student in your own classroom
1 hour 20 minutes Innovative Spanish assessment
1 hour 21 minutes are kids creating because of us or in spite of us?
1 hour 24 minutes interview yourself
1 hour 25 minutes create a hub for your student work
1 hour 34 minutes stop saying hey kids don’t be horrible
1 hour 35 minutes one kid
1 hour 37 minutes you’re awesome why wouldn’t I share it.