In today’s podcast, I talk about a couple of projects that are keeping me pretty busy this fall – finishing my thesis and building with some friends from the NWP. Oddly, they go together. Which is a good thing. Keep your fingers crossed. And, as always, would love to hear your thoughts in response to […]Read More The Podcast: Two Fall Projects
Taking my favorite about-to-be 1st grader to breakfast. # Here's the first grader. http://t.co/UGvcTlK # Her pancake was epic. The conversation was good, too. http://t.co/75qkgaM # @mazinbenny Hope all goes well. in reply to mazinbenny # Time for revisions to a piece we wrote a while back. I remember when I regularly waited months from […]Read More The Week in Tweets for 2011-08-29
It’s skinned knee season in our home, with two girls riding bikes of the two and four-wheeled variety, and a third toddling along just behind – ready for far more than she’s capable of. And I’m not one to stop someone who’s trying to make progress, even if that progress might be dangerous. So we’ve […]Read More On Skinned Knees & Lessons Learned
This afternoon, Mary Ann and WIll were talking a bit about Kindergarten standards. I butted in.1 And Mary Ann and I, and some others, worked our way into a conversation back and forth talking at one another chat about a post of Mary Ann’s. You should read the post2. As I read it, I was […]Read More Connective Children. Nothing New?
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"
@crafty184 Thanks. Considered that. But I needed an excuse to fiddle with Scrivener, I guess, so giving myself a week with it. in reply to crafty184 # @crafty184 Likely your suggestion is smarter. But at least this way I can fiddle with knobs when I get stuck. in reply to crafty184 # @crafty184 I've wanted […]Read More The Week in Tweets for 2011-08-22
On Friday, Converge did a quite nice write up of some of our district’s work with technology. I found it to be a splendid piece. Specifically, a large portion of the article featured some of the work we’ve been doing with the Digital Learning Collaborative. If you need a one sentence summary of that work, […]Read More On Being Afraid
One of the honors and privileges of my current position is that I get to work with some really smart people. I mean wise folks. The folks I want my children to learn with and from. And I get the opportunity, from time to time, to see these smart folks in action. This year, on the first […]Read More In Good Hands
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.
This post lived in the depths of my drafts folder. I brought it out tonight because it seemed the right time. Too often lately, I’ve read statements from teachers that sound something like this: “We have to give students voice” or “We have to give our students control over their learning.” Sure. Students should have […]Read More I Can’t Give That to You. No One Can.