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S's are encouraged to find one thing related to the lesson/objectives/goals of the day to share their curiosity related to the lesson.

S's are encouraged to find one thing related to the lesson/objectives/goals of the day to share their curiosity related to the lesson.

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Joseph commented on If it is not broke, then BREAK IT.

Hey All

Here's a quick sketch of a concept LOGO of the IDEA.
http://bit.ly/slicesofPIE
http://bit.ly/PIEplease

Problem: Too often, teachers are in a "bubble" and the adult time of faculty meetings and lunch time is just not the right time or function for this proposal.

Vision: A school would have to set aside 30-40 minutes once a week for a different faculty gathering.

Title: P.I.E.
 
Notice the LOGO. It's a play on words of the types of gatherings.

Faculties would gather and then 3-4 members of the faculty would offer and communicate their general or specific, past or present thoughts of:
Classroom Experiments, Innovations, Ideas, or Inspiration.
 
Teacher speaks for 4-5 minutes
Faculty can praise, encourage, share related, ask for more, etc. for 4-5 minutes.
Repeat with another speaker
Anyone faculty member can speak but you only have time for 3-4 speakers.

Food: Administration will always offer free PIE and espresso

An shared DOC is created before the gathering so faculty and write and share their thoughts as the speaker speaks. This way, everyone has a voice for the speaker to receive feedback.

Slices of P.I.E. once a week
Every 4th week, it takes place on TWITTER as a TWITTER CHAT.

None of these ideas are set in stone but I think this is a starting point for a new MODEL for faculties to share with one another.

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Joseph commented on If it is not broke, then BREAK IT.

Hey Michael and Elsa,

When I return home in a few hours, I will try to paint a tangible picture of the ideals. As you can imagine, it's not easy for a culture and mindset to change.

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Joseph commented on Book: Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

I'm thinking we might be related since that same exact quote from the book is hanging up on my wall in my classroom. That one small excerpt sums up the core of creativity. I am so glad you responded and mentioned that quote.