For our Season 2 finale, we feature Barbara Bray, who recently released her new book, Define Your WHY. From Barbara's website (barbarabray.net):
Barbara is a Creative Learning Strategist who believes that anyone at any age can learn and that everyone has a WHY. She works with schools, districts, individuals, businesses, and non-profit agencies around the world. Her dream has been to create an online place that was safe and secure with all the tools and resources all in one place. She did it with My eCoach as early as 1999 — way before there were blogs, wikis, Twitter or Facebook. Barbara is what you call a “Digital Pioneer.” She coined and trademarked the phrase “Making Learning Personal” in 2000 and trademarked it in 2002. Barbara founded Personalize Learning in 2012 with Kathleen McClaskey. After several years and two books later, they decided to do what they do best. Barbara is now doing keynotes, strategic planning, presentations, playshops, webinars, interviews all over the world along with hosting her podcast, and is writing her new book, Define Your WHY to expand on her keynotes and presentations about the WHY.
Barbara is a teacher, writer, disruptor, risk-taker, instructional designer, connector, and visionary. People call her a “change-maker.” Whenever anyone told Barbara she couldn’t do something, she took it more like a challenge.
Barbara co-authored two books on personalized learning: Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning. She wrote a regular column on professional development for OnCUE (CUE) for over 17 years and continues to blog on this site and writes chapters in books, articles, and as guest posts on other blogs. She works tirelessly to find and research new tools and methods that help educators create learner-centered environments and to find their purpose. Now with multiple opportunities to network using social media and join various online communities, teachers and learners are confused. Barbara makes it her job to determine what is authentic, valid, cost-effective, safe, user-friendly, and relevant for her clients. She is relentlessly researching how to personalize the learning so learners of all ages can develop their passions so they discover their WHY so they can live and learn on purpose.
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