Barbara Means: Next Generation Learning

Listening to Means talk was very interesting. She is a highly credible speaker who has conducted and read much research and opinions in education. The content of her presentation is evidence-based and the impact of it brought me to think of not only the immediate future which involves me but the longer term future which…

Educational Narrative

Education began as a heavy weight that I had to lug through to a finish lineā€¦ and then I realized it was my calling to transfer it rather than just experience it. Experiences shape us as we grow through the lessons they teach us. We learn better as we have more personal and professional experiences…

How do your prior experiences and beliefs shape they way you interpret the world around you? What impact does this “positionality” have on your perspective and interests in education?

My prior beliefs and experiences have been huge influences on how I interpret the world around me. I was always sensitive to culture and open to learning about my students because of this. I have experience teaching and learning in many cultures, such as Britain, Arabia, North America, Germany, and France. These experiences brought me…