Leading Evolution

Schools are big ships.  Sometimes ships do exactly what they're supposed to.  Sometimes they run aground or sink.  Sometimes old ships don't really work as well as new ones, other times the old ones bring something qualitatively wonderful.  All these ships have a couple of things in common. First, if they're not heading to a [...]

By | 2015-06-23T10:57:41+00:00 December 13th, 2014|Education|0 Comments

Achieving Nerd-vana – Part II

In my last post I wrote drawing an analogy between learning to implement technology in teaching & learning, and the fundamentals of Buddhism. I'm following up today by applying the same philosophy outside of your own development, and dealing with the unexpected. What about everybody else? What about when conditions change, tools disappear or new [...]

By | 2015-06-23T10:59:29+00:00 January 14th, 2013|Education|0 Comments

Achieving Nerd-vana – Part I

This year I've been working with a lot of people just making their first steps into using technology for learning.  For some of these people who aren't regular, comfortable users, it's a leviathan undertaking.  For most of them it's involved a new operating system that's more than ten years younger than the last one they [...]

By | 2017-01-23T15:02:00+00:00 July 24th, 2012|Education|2 Comments

Reading List Roundup – July 2011

    I've recently started (again, a little late to the party) using some social bookmarking (Find me on Diigo!) so in the interest of making sure I read everything I bookmark and process it a little bit deeper than I would ordinary bedtime read, I'm going to start doing this monthly - a review [...]

By | 2014-11-17T12:08:25+00:00 July 26th, 2011|Learning|0 Comments

Professional Learning Series: A Model

  In my last post I talked about cultivating a positive learning culture within your school as a foundation for a happy, upbeat, successful professional learning program.  I also talked about the positive effects it can have on the learning environment for the students in terms of overall nature of the relationships between the student [...]

By | 2014-11-17T12:08:26+00:00 June 8th, 2011|Education|0 Comments
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