This time of year, you walk on any campus in my district and you will see holiday decorations everywhere, holiday goodies in the lounge (hot chocolate bars being my favorite), and a general sense of good will. To describe what it is like to be in a school this time of year, it is FUN.
Learning should be fun 24-7, 365 days a year. However, sometimes you just have to capitalize on the moment. That is what two of my library media specialists, Kelley Valdez (@kjrvaldez) and Sue Fitzgerald (@sue_fitz), did to facilitate learning for educators on their campuses. I of course shared with other campuses and Tweeted out for all to hear.
Kelley is doing a “Twelve Days of Christmas: Technology Tips from Your Library Media Specialist” Canva. I have the privilege of collaborating on a few of them with her. Here is an image of the linked image:
Sue, after chatting with me about the idea of doing a “Twelve Days of Twitter,” coordinated with the campus administration that is doing a “Twelve Days of Christmas” surprises, and has teachers creating Twitter accounts and Tweeting. To up the interest she is sharing the Tweets with her library assistants and re-Tweeting/favoriting with elf enthusiasm. Here is her “Twelve Days of Twitter” shared via Thinglink:
I love what this reminds me of as an educator and coach. It is so important keep things fun, festive and engaging… but most of all provide something that ultimately allows for the learner to give back in some way. After all, isn’t this time of year a season of giving?
How are you making learning fun for your learners (students and/or educators) during the “Twelve Days of Christmas” and throughout the year?