Dave Coffey, @delta_dc. (I was actually rooting for Butler, but that's a quality consolation prize!) This is Dave with Juneau. Juneau is asking, "How could you bet on bulldogs? Have I taught you nothing? Haw!"
A few weeks back, one of our teacher assistants said, “You just started on Twitter this semester. I never would have guessed.” I wasn’t sure if she was talking about my quantity or quality. I chose quality and explained that it could be traced to Cambourne’s Conditions of Learning (a Foundational Framework of our Teacher Assisting Seminar).
This reminded me that John, my co-teacher, had asked me about blogging about the Conditions. I turned to him and said, “I’m thinking about writing about how the Conditions of Learning helped me to communicate using Twitter.” I thought this would be a good example of authentic learning in action.
The teacher assistant chimed in, “Maybe you could describe each condition in a Tweet.” John laughed, understanding that she had issued me a challenge without knowing it. Well, “challenge” accepted…
[Note from John - t was very tempting to put this in twitter-typical reverse order... but that would make it less readable. Please forgive the lack of verisimilitude.]
Thanks, Dave and Jim Calhoun! And Brian Cambourne, of course. The Reading Teacher has put the article introducing the Conditions online for download. Or you can read the whole story in his book The Whole Story. Also, I put the date on the cartoon at '95, the date of the RT article, but 1988 would be more accurate.
Photo Credit: Kathy Coffey, Rosaura Ochoa @ Flickr