Learning circles start as notecards. Door not included.


This is how I created learning circles for my students and their projects. There are cards with red writing and arrows that try to connect and intertwine the project topics. The object of a learning circle is to comment, support, cajole, the people in your “circle” by leaving comments on their blog posts related to their projects.

Already one student has opted to move out of one circle and into another. So be it…as long as everyone watches out for everyone else, the process will work. And hopefully no blog entry will be left uncommented…

And yes, I know where I left my carkeys 🙂

Barbara is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at a small liberal arts college in Maine. Rumor has it this was also her alma mater. She used to work for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for 18 years as a teacher and language center director. Prior to these adventures in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, do yoga things and watch the Red Sox. Preferably not all at once, although that could be interesting. To see her online portfolio please click here!

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