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Rushton Hurley replied to Amy Jambor's discussion Flat Connections Keynote - Join the Conversation
"Hi Maya - your enthusiasm for learning is clear in your writing, and the Antigone example is perfect. I hope as you watch the videos on our website (here are the finalists from our contests, for example), you'll find lots that both are…"
Nov 10, 2014
Rushton Hurley replied to Amy Jambor's discussion Flat Connections Keynote - Join the Conversation
"Hi Audrey - your embrace of the power of feedback is inspiring. It's not just for improving what you've done, or course, but also for gathering ideas in order to set something in motion. I hope that approach can allow students to have more…"
Nov 10, 2014
Rushton Hurley replied to Amy Jambor's discussion Flat Connections Keynote - Join the Conversation
"Hi Varoon - while I don't remember discussing that explicitly in the webinar, you've pinpointed an important piece of what my nonprofit's website is all about: diversity and mastery. I believe that if a student sees lots of different…"
Nov 10, 2014
Rushton Hurley replied to Amy Jambor's discussion Flat Connections Keynote - Join the Conversation
"Hi Scott - good thoughts! An interesting challenge for a school and for teachers is that balance between helping bring out the (seemingly) innate talents of a student, and also helping her or him discover new ones. One important component of having…"
Nov 10, 2014
Rushton Hurley replied to Amy Jambor's discussion Flat Connections Keynote - Join the Conversation
"Hi Zachary - style points to you for exploring the complexity of the ideas! If you have teachers who are assigning too much work, then you have to be creative in how you and your classmates seek to work with that teacher. Perhaps you could cut a…"
Nov 10, 2014
Rushton Hurley replied to Amy Jambor's discussion Flat Connections Keynote - Join the Conversation
"Hi Emily - the ten-minute TED talk from Sue Austin (the English artist) is very much worth watching. A good question to work with is why she wore a dress while using her scuba-wheelchair. Is she making a point about something? Expressing her…"
Nov 10, 2014
Rushton Hurley replied to Amy Jambor's discussion Flat Connections Keynote - Join the Conversation
"Hi Trisha - I'd like to quote you in future talks. You added to DK's (not my) Button Theory the note that "You will never know what the button does if you don't push it." That observation opens up a new line if ideas on…"
Nov 10, 2014
Rushton Hurley is now a member of Flat Connections Global Project
Nov 10, 2014

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Hometown:
Santa Clara, California
Your school and country
Next Vista for Learning, worldwide
Your Role in Flat Connections
observer
About Me:
I'm a former Japanese language teacher, and also spent time as principal of an online high school. I now run the nonprofit NextVista.org, and love to explore and highlight creative approaches to learning.
Website:
http://nextvista.org

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