Category Archives: Humanity

Let Them Show You How They Learn

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A year into the pandemic, the instructional sands keep shifting from in-person, to remote, to concurrent (or hybrid) and back again. And almost every conversation I have with educators regardless of whether they are classroom teachers, instructional specialists or administrators is around student engagement. Sometimes these conversations are with administrators concerned about the increasing numbers […]

Creativity Is More Than Just Exploring Online

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Creativity is much broader than coming up with ideas. Creativity Is Action! What does it mean that creativity is action? It means that creativity goes beyond thinking, as commonly thought by laypeople and implicit in the choices of creativity researchers. Creative thinking tasks are the most common measures in experimental studies (studying many questions, from […]

Technology aside, connect and bond with your children

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We all crave those close moments with our children that make our hearts melt. Connection is as essential to us parents as it is to our children, because that’s what makes parenting worth all the sacrifices. That connection is also the only reason children willingly follow our rules. Kids who feel strongly connected to their […]

Teaching Without The Internet

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Most parents take their job as teachers very seriously. We teach our kids colors. ABCs.  Taking turns. Right from wrong. But sometimes we don’t even notice a much more important lesson we’re imparting to our children: how to manage their feelings, and therefore their behavior. This is the basis of emotional intelligence (EQ), which will […]

Your Kids Need You, Not More Screen Time

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In this digital era, a phone is more interesting than anything else. It can give you anything that you need. Be it to find an answer, reconnect with old friends or to booking transport to another location. However, is it really all that good? Do you find yourself neglecting those who are around you and […]

Say No To Racism Online

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Whenever we see injustice, we all have a responsibility to confront it. Every day, no matter our background or our age, every single one of us has a role to play in taking on an unfair system while working to build a new one that truly works for all. Guiding our girls in learning to […]

Post Conversation Reflection

It is good to reflect on each of the conversations that happened. CURIOSITY? ☐ Yes ☐ Somewhat ☐ No AN OPEN MIND? ☐ Yes ☐ Somewhat ☐ No RESPECT? ☐ Yes ☐ Somewhat ☐ No EMPATHY? ☐ Yes ☐ Somewhat ☐ No _________________________________ Did you react and respond with : LOTS OF QUESTIONS? ☐ Yes […]

The Power of Humane Technologies?

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Technology is Never Neutral   We are constructing the social world Some technologists believe that technology is neutral. But in truth, it never is, for three reasons. First, our values and assumptions are baked into what we build. Anytime you put content or interface choices in front of a user you are influencing them; whether […]