We are all wizards; our magic differs.
Some people know the secret arts of food better than I do, others carry out social justice in a spellbinding way, and there are some that simply excel at being a great normal person (kudos to them, for they are probably mindful of a lot more than the rest of us).
Yesterday I signed into Digg looking for the Education Wizards that blog. Digg Reader is kind of like an Ashol Pan (see figure 1) for the internet. Being particularly skillful at collecting news from around the educational realm, it dispenses this news to me through my browser. I let Digg do its work and found a few Wizards yesterday. They excel in the art of edumancy.
(This girl is legit)
So, through the great Eagle-Hunter called Digg, I fetched a few blogs. They are:
The Daily Riff. I chose this one because it is a staple go-to resource in the American education industry. Although our system is quite different from theirs, there’s a lot of good teaching secrets buzzing around America these days (due to needed reform after a long history of SAT’s and No Child Left Behind). Full of Riff Mages.
Learning is Messy. This blog is written by a man who’s spoken at several Ted Talks and national news interviews. Yet, he has a student-centred, deeper-learning-focused ideology that seems unoppressive and quite magical. You’re a wizard Brian!
Dangerously Irrelevant. A fun website with a focus on the future, technology, leadership, and education. He’s just trying to keep up with the abundance of spells and prestidigitations that technology is throwing at us. Students and teachers can tend to feel swamped in the face of the digital age’s innovation tsunami. Scott, the technomancer, will help us. (btw, this post is good to look at if you’re a teacher)
CEA Blog. The Canadian Education Association has their own blog. I had to have a Canadian blog in my feed, to stay relevant. It looks like they tackle student and teacher involvement in the classroom. Their blog-bag of tricks puts out a steady stream of advice that neophyte teachers can use. The Ministry’s arm, and its wand.
That’s all! Keep de-mystifying, fellow teachers.
Don’t worry about the picture below, unless you’re my professor.
Featured Image: Photo credit goes to Asher Svidensky