Author Archives: Barb English

About Barb English

I am a curious soul and lifelong learner who is currently employed as a teacher in a Special Education classroom with the Calgary Board of Education.

Quote of the Week – On Education

“I’m not suggesting that every autistic child is a prodigy, or every typical child for that matter. But if you fuel a child’s innate spark, it will always point the way to far greater heights than you could ever have imagined” … Continue reading

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Student Blogging Challenge

Edublog Awards Amy – http://www.amymshs8.vic.edu I would like to nominate Amy under the student blog category.  Her blog is very creative and included a variety of different posts.  I especially enjoyed her piece about Albania.  I learned a lot about … Continue reading

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Student Blogging Challenge

At the end of August I signed on to be a mentor for the Student Blogging Challenge.  Over the next ten weeks students of all ages will develop their blogging skills by participating in a variety of hands-on lessons and … Continue reading

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Be Mindful of the Words You Choose to Label Things

My 15 year old daughter told me that when I have my own classroom I should have a poster like this one on the wall.  I agree!

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Becoming a Connected Educator Might Require a Change in Mindset

I am currently reading Mindset – The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. The author believes that we each have a particular mindset, fixed or growth that creates our whole mental world. Fixed Mindset Ability is static Reach early … Continue reading

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My Six Word Story

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Quote of the Week – On Education

  “Education is not a linear process of preparation for the future: it is about cultivating the talents and sensibilities through which we can live our best lives in the present and create the future for ourselves.”   – Sir … Continue reading

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Is Lurking Such a Bad Thing?

I am curious to know who coined the term “lurking” for someone who reads the messages on internet chat rooms or blogs and never contributes and why they chose to give it such a negative connotation? Lurking, as it has … Continue reading

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The Pregame is Done, Now What Did I Learn?

A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for a Do-It-Yourself Web 2.0 Online eCourse through Powerful Learning Practice and after posting my last reflection today earned my first PLPeep badge that I added to the sidebar of my blog. … Continue reading

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