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September 15, 2015

How Do We Get Students to Stand Up for Each Other?

According to "Over 3.2 million students get bullied each year" and "Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying." The National School Climate Center and the Tony Blair Faith Foundation are trying to inspire students to stand up for one another using a format that is typically used for bullying.

July 29, 2015

Social Media: Is It Today's Modern Day Public-Shaming Venue?

In the book So You've Been Publicly Shamed, Jon Ronson examines the depths people will go to publicly shame someone else for a Tweet or Facebook comment gone wrong. Are you one of those people?

July 20, 2015

Do Students Have a Brand?

School leaders are beginning to brand their schools to share the positive messages about learning and open up the school walls to let parents in on the secret of school. But are we also responsible for branding students in a way that stifles them?

July 12, 2015

Wish That I Could Be Like the Cool Kids

As much as we may try to be a part of one group, we don't totally feel comfortable, so we find that we are marginalized...sometimes even by our own doing. It happens to students all the time.

June 30, 2015

3 Reasons Why We Seem So Angry

If you spend time on social media you have probably noticed a lot of angry people. There at least 3 reasons why they seem so angry.

June 25, 2015

2 Reasons Connected Education Needs to Focus on Learning

Social media and technology are being treated like a silver bullet and schools are spending billions of dollars but there at least 2 reasons why connected education needs to focus on learning.

May 01, 2015

Can You Engage an Audience for 18 Minutes?

We live in a very wired and distracted society. Maybe we should keep that in mind when it comes to professional development?

April 27, 2015

Lead Learner or Instructional Leader? Does It Matter?

There seems to be some debate by principals who believe lead learner should be used instead of instructional leader. What does it matter? A lot...if you're one of their teachers.

April 15, 2015

Lost in Translation: Why Success Criteria Is Important

A 15 minute Twitter chat revolving around 1 question seems like an easy task, but not when the moderator thinks it's a one-hour chat revolving around 6 questions. Success criteria is important for students and adults.

March 22, 2015

What Role Do You Play in Social Media?

Social media is supposed to create a connection between people but lately more stories show how it leads to isolation. What's the lesson for our students...and ourselves?

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