My name is Barb English and I am a second year teacher with the Calgary Board of Education. I have embarked on a journey of self-discovery and am excited about sharing my learning with people I meet along the way.
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Category Archives: The Learning Project
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
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
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
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
Play #10 – How do you decide who to follow on Twitter? Confession: I had my Twitter account for well over 10 months before I had the courage to send my first tweet. Why the hesitation? I really struggled with … Continue reading
Play #9 – Do you know the difference between networks and community? Are you currently a member of any online communities? Until a week ago, I had no idea what a Ning was and was not involved in any professional learning … Continue reading
Play #7 – Learning about online video sharing. I tried making videos 18 years ago when oldest daughter was born, but they were so boring my brother-in-law, who later went on to have a career as a film producer, said … Continue reading