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July 09, 2010

Balance and Choice: The Time Is Now

The structure of many professional development opportunities focuses heavily on instructional strategies. The notion of learning and motivation that inform these sometimes is lacking or even worse, non-existent. The jump directly to instruction puts the focal point on teacher practice and what the...

October 04, 2009

Tools or Instructional Strategies

You get it. It's the 21st Century and social media has changed society so much that you understand the need to make technology a transparent part of the learning environment as part of meeting the growing needs of students and society. Assuming we understand this social phenomenon and have starte...

September 04, 2009

Representing More Than 20 Minutes

I'm deeply saddened by the reactions of many regarding the forthcoming address by the President of the United States to the students of this great nation because it represents much more than those 20 minutes. Let me be clear. I did not vote for President Obama. I do not support a number of his ag...

August 04, 2009

The Real Excitement

The potential of emerging technologies and the philosophy behind web 2.0 to transform the learning environment continues to excite me, but there is a need to create new mindsets instead of presenting examples, ideas, and presentations based upon traditional and old mindsets of their use, a retro-fi...

June 04, 2009

Create Your Model, Your Multi-Dimensional Learning Space

I continue to wonder where the instructional leaders have gone. It seems to me that too many leaders are being pulled away from their core mission just when education, teachers, and students need leaders to inspire a new, more powerful direction. So, I challenge you, instructional leaders, to retur...

May 04, 2009

The Challenge

My office was literally covered in post-it notes as I sat staring in frustration over a challenge posed to me by a colleague, mentor, and inspirational leader: what is your top ten list of tools for teachers? For nearly a month, I wrestled with this question with NOTHING to show for it but a bun...

April 04, 2009

What is Your Department Discussing and Doing

While I often discuss systemic change and the need to break free from the complacency that is pockets of innovation, these talks perhaps fail to provide guidance on all levels instead usually focusing on the role of upper adminstration (oy! I dislike the sound of that). Thus, this is the first in a ...

March 04, 2009

Discussing Institute Days

I am of the belief that the best institute days are not so much about learning, as much as a commitment to it. They are not about moments of community but a continued commitment to it. They aren’t so much about the day but what the days ahead will bring. Those are the things I value when deciding...

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