It was a little more than a year and a half ago that I realized that I wanted to explore what it means to be engaged in civil discourse. Not casually, but to make it a thing I came back to on a very regular basis. We were changing administrations, there was an election lingering […]Read More So We’re Doing This Thing: #amorecivildiscourse
I’m working with a couple groups of teachers next week who want to explore the idea of blogging as a way of promoting inquiry and professional growth in their practice. As I’ve proposed to one group, here’s the session description as I’m thinking of it: We’re on the third generation of writing tools for […]Read More Faking It
This morning at PLA, I heard Sherry Turkle speak on her current research into conversation, a continuation of her work on exploring what happens to people mediated by, through and with technology. It was a useful talk – lots of stuff worth remembering in there. I was struck by her emphasis on empathy and […]Read More #PLA2016: Sherry Turkle and the Power of Conversation
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
On Thursday night, I was helping to introduce the concept of teacher research to a group of teachers in my school district. And it happened. The thing that often happens when you introduce qualitative methodology. We read a sample teacher research study that Michelle and I are fond of. I like the study, a short […]Read More What Counts
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.
I had the opportunity earlier this week to sit in on a conversation with teacher librarians and other media staff during a kickoff event to start the school year. We were sharing some lunch and talking about our hopes for the year – specifically, we were discussing how we will be working to build libraries […]Read More Safe Places & What Is Yet To Come
No fewer than three times today, my brain was tickled into considering the question that I’ve buried at the end of this hurried post. Let me recap: 1. In a few Google+ conversations about sharing1, I’ve seen folks state that the advantage of things like circles2, is that they can help you to narrowcast rather […]Read More Fuzzy Thinking: Fragmenting Us in Pursuit of, Well, Us.
I’m about to head off the grid for a week or two, with only brief glimpses of online things. It’s that time of year and I need a break – and I’m celebrating an anniversary with Ms. the Teacher – our tenth. A good time to pause and reflect – on many things. But, before […]Read More Love as an Essential Element of School Design