When opening up the classroom in online forums for others to view, our teaching and learning becomes transparent: we share what works and what doesn't. The entire purpose is to improve learning through sharing, collaboration, and feedback. This requires of us a commitment to civility as global citizens. Please read the Simply Said policy to think about your community responsibilities and participation and Digital Footprints to guide our students in building a safe online identity.
A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a
leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings
have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to
be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate. ... Tribes need
leadership. Sometimes one person leads, sometimes more. People want
connection and growth and something new. They want change. ... You can't
have a tribe without a leader - and you can't be a leader without a
tribe. Tribes-- Seth Godin
The linchpin is an individual who can walk into chaos and create order, someone who can invent, connect, create, and make things happen. Every worthwhile institution has indispensable people who make differences like these. Linchpin - Seth Godin
Teachers create a community of learning, a tribe connected to them for a shared interest. This community of learning is the communication aspect of the tribe you build.
And teachers create order from chaos everyday; we are the linchpins of learning-- we keep the students from getting off track. A community of learners helps each other.
How will you create a community that learns together
How will you create a community that learns together in safe and civil ways?
How will you connect this community with families?
How will you connect your community: colleagues, students, families?
Community Building Platforms Learn the platforms for student participation and learning community.
Digital Footprints Curriculum and suggestions for helping students build a safe online identity as digital citizens.
Photo: Linchpin: Public Domain