radical learners

RADICAL LEARNERS

 

This blog by Jim Knight explores the concept of radical learners who:

  • believe we are here on earth to learn
  • use technology to learn, teach, or lead (and because it’s cool)
  • know that to teach without hope is to damage, but to teach with hope can save the world
  • don’t blame others but accept personal responsibility for whatever task they take on
  • infect everybody with their love of learning; most important, the children they teach

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We Can’t Do Better Than Our Best

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Reflection

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Listening

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Trust

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Empathy

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What Do Instructional Coaches Do?

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