Over the weekend, I read Dan’s post. I thought it was the right thing to say, and a good way to think about moving a networkish kind of community-esque thing into a better place in a time of networked publicness1 . Stephen’s take is a good reminder of one of my Internet teacher pet peeves: And […]Read More Seek Less Permission
I’m working this week from Austin, Texas, where I’m at the Building New Pathways event with the National Writing Project. One of my more interesting consulting projects right now is working on this project, a deep dive into how we build and sustain new pathways for leadership development in the local sites, and the national […]Read More Me, #nwpleads, and 2 Metaphors for NWP Leadership
I’d never really thought about it, but I didn’t realize until a couple of weeks ago, when Alan Levine said that he’d be in the area and we should meet up, that he and I had never been in the same place at the same time. We know plenty of the same people, we play […]Read More “Let’s Find Out,” Writes Cogdog
The title of this post will likely bug some folks because it’s a fairly obvious statement. Except I see plenty of teachers, well-meaning and kind-hearted every one, requiring students to post work they do in class online. Without exception or choice in the matter. They require this work to be posted publicly for a number […]Read More If Public Isn’t an Option, Then It Isn’t a Choice
Last week, Educating Modern Learners published a piece I wrote about some of my worries about online communities and students. The piece is called What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about Connectedness. Here’s an excerpt: I say often that the Internet isn’t good or bad. It’s a mirror of our best and worst selves. […]Read More Connecting to What, Exactly?
For the last several years, I’ve used this blog every April as . It’s been fun, but I’m thinking it’s time to do something different and possibly combine efforts. Ben Rimes has a great site up at Poetry for People where he’s posting visual prompts and folks are sharing poems. This month, let’s spend […]Read More It's National Poetry Month – Go Write (And Read) Some Poems
It was a real treat to get to spend an hour in conversation with some of my blogging and writing teachers on Thursday. We were assembled at Connected Learning TV by Jabiz to talk about student blogging. I hope we get to have round two soon – there was plenty more to talk about. Here’s […]Read More Follow Up to Today’s (Well, Okay, Yesterday’s) Blogging Conversation
Rebecca Blood, a lifetime ago in Internet time, : We are being pummeled by a deluge of data and unless we create time and spaces in which to reflect, we will be left with only our reactions. And when I read Dean yesterday talking of owning one’s space to share one’s words, and then Tony’s […]Read More "Pummeled by a Deluge"
I like new frontiers. That’s why I’m excited to be participating in Karen’s attempt to create a School of Ed at P2P University this fall. It should be a neat opportunity to fiddle with what it means to do PD. I couldn’t be more excited to be facilitating a course we’re calling “.” I pitched […]Read More So I'm Going To Be Teaching This Class. And Could Use Your Help.