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Angela Langlands

  • For the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking and blogging about personal learning. I started by examining the topic as it pertains to students. My school has been thinking about personalized learning too. A group […]

  • Angela Langlands commented on the post, chasing success, on the site Langlands 2.0 3 weeks ago

    That’s what I’m going for! Taking the risks in baby steps. We’ll see where we get. Thanks for the support.

  • Angela Langlands commented on the post, chasing success, on the site Langlands 2.0 3 weeks ago

    Oh @Joy, I’m so glad I’ve inspired someone who has, for a long time, inspired me! I’m putting myself out there as a guinea pig and seeing where it takes us. Next week, I’m inviting my colleagues (via email) and […]

  • Angela Langlands commented on the post, getting personal, on the site Langlands 2.0 3 weeks ago

    Not upset at all. Rather, I’m excited that I’m seeing myself as one of my students and I’m treating myself with the same respect that I treat them.

  • Thanks for the compliments Abbi. I’ll tell you honestly, updating this site did. not. come. easy! We had an unexpected mid-week holiday for Islamic New Years so I went to the gym and then spent the rest of the day […]

  • In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of making learning personalized for students and educators alike. So I guess it’s time for me to put it all out there and tell you about my own personal learning […]

  • As educators, we make learning personalized for our students on a regular basis. There is no better way to pique a child’s interest in learning than to make it about something they are passionate about: a sport, […]

  • I’m so glad to be here too Lissa. This is exactly the PD I needed this year and I’m glad to be on this journey with you all.

  • Thanks for the feedback Valdir. I agree that recruiting and COETAILing are exciting but all I am experiencing is stress and restless nights. Eek! Thanks.

  • Angela Langlands commented on the post, Return, on the site Teched French Teacher 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I like that you call yourself a COETAIL Trailblazer. It is quite endearing! I think our reasons for participating in COETAIL2 are quite similar, but I never think about it as being disruptive–but it SO is. All of […]

  • Three years ago, both Rob and I were COETAILers in online Cohort 4. The professional growth we received, school-wide and global collaboration we were part of, and educational opportunities we offered our students […]

  • Angela Langlands posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks for the well-needed slap across the ego @brandonhoover. You and many others have given me the what-for and I AM listening! I was just in a dark place not sure of what was coming next and I’ve never had that feeling before. Perhaps I just needed to put my doom and gloom out into the universe because just days after posting my feelings here…[Read more]

  • Many have asked me when I knew I wanted to become a teacher. Was I always born with the passion to teach? No (but my mom would probably disagree as she recounts a story about me standing in front of […]

    • I’m glad to see you keeping this blog alive, Angela. I’m SURE you’ll be able to get back into things once something opens up. You have so much to offer and now that you’re heart’s 100% in it, perhaps you’ll find a renewed passion for the profession.

      If I were you, I’d take this year to delve into topics that interest you. Try Lynda.com and see if anything piques your interest. Get involved in the expat community there – connections always help! Instead of grieving for a ‘lost’ year, take it as an opportunity to revitalize yourself, to get involved with the school and adjusting to life there. Many people would LOVE to have a year off to do such things, so try to change perspectives and see it as an opportunity to continue growing!

      • Thanks for the well-needed slap across the ego @brandonhoover. You and many others have given me the what-for and I AM listening! I was just in a dark place not sure of what was coming next and I’ve never had that feeling before. Perhaps I just needed to put my doom and gloom out into the universe because just days after posting my feelings here (and on my personal blog), I got offered a job!

        I know many people would love the opportunity to regroup, but after having one of the best teaching years of my career, I couldn’t imagine a year off!

        Again, thanks for the reminder to flip my perspective. I needed it!

  • Angela Langlands posted a new activity comment 2 years, 1 month ago

    I love this idea. It reminds me of the final project that @tracy_a_blair showcased last year: http://www.coetail.com/tracyblair/2016/04/11/final-project/

    Count me in! Even though I’m just subbing around this year… I’m excited.

  • Angela Langlands posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    @mattfron, I can’t wait until I can go back to HS English class and take your class! Until then… I’m excited about thinking about how I can modify and redesign this for my own “Becoming a Fluent Reader” unit in grade 2. I think this would serve as a remarkable reflection and assessment tool. LOVE it!

  • Angela Langlands posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    Each year I’ve taught in an elementary classroom, my students have participated in Student Led conferences, but when my own children moved to middle school that all went by the wayside. Boo hoo 🙁 I love the idea of digital portfolios that can move with the students (especially as I pack up my life to move back to the desert). I am eager to share…[Read more]

    • I am excited to see the portfolios grow with the students as they move through their grades. I am glad this was helpful Angela! It really is worth all the time and effort- though honestly it doesn’t take that much once the ball is rolling!

  • Angela Langlands posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    What an absolutely brilliant idea @tracyblair. I am so impressed with the idea, the tools used, and the incredible learning for the students. I can only imagine the challenges you teachers faced. Did you know the teachers before the project began? It appears as if you were all so aligned. I think this is brilliant and certainly something I want to…[Read more]

    • Hi Angela, thanks for the positive words. It was an awesome experience and one that I will devote the time to again even with the challenges. One of the teachers I’d work with before in a previous school (about 6-7 years back now) and he is a COETAIL grad. I got connected with the other G4 teacher from Dhaka by PYP coordinator Leah Bortolin.…[Read more]

  • Angela Langlands posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months ago

    I LOVE this unit @amandamccloskey. I’m impressed with all the work you did on your own and am particularly excited to see your glossary and share it with some colleagues who want to try MinecraftEdu next year. My son is offering to make an “intro to MinecraftEdu for teachers” channel because he was sick of me asking so many questions that I…[Read more]

    • Hi Angela, I’d love to see anything your son puts together- it’s so useful to get the student perspective! I learnt a lot from following your blog too.
      Thanks for the comment!

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