Today's school digital leaders get excited about bringing business tools into their school organization. What I call being a BrandED leader is one foundational way to enrich school management in a digital age. Branding is a tool that has been part of strategic business plans for years. Brand attracts attention and influences audiences.
The characteristic symptoms are walking or exhibiting other activities while seemingly still asleep. Some people mistakenly believe that a sleepwalker should not be awakened. It is not dangerous to awaken [...] The purpose of this book is to fill in some of the gaps of this historical amnesia, by giving an account of where basic political institutions came from in societies [...]
Brad Gustafson's vision is to engage students in a personalized 21st century educational experience marked by high levels of learning, creativity, positive character development and unceasing opportunities to collaborate within a technology-rich environment. His blog "Adjusting Course" asks one primary question: How might we best prepare students for their future?
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Moore's ideas were addressing a specific need for client employee relationships and did not include the initial employee input on the best tools to address the need, which is something we rely on in the K-12 space, or should.
"Life of an Educator" is the personal blog of Justin Tarte. Here I will share my thoughts on education in an effort to improve schools by helping Educators to reflect upon their current practices and beliefs. The opinions expressed here represent my own and may or may not represent those of my current employer.
Don't Allow Anyone To Take Away Your Excellence: I believe this is one of the most difficult challenges we face every day in education, especially in a negative work environment. Our profession is filled with average. Our students and staff deserve so much more. It is easy to be duped by average disguised as good.
While 2013 comes to an end, we prepare for an exciting 2014! As I look back, for the past 20 years I have had the good fortune of teaching children and adults in many capacities and roles. I have held the titles of teacher, coordinator, consultant, associate principal, principal, director, assistant superintendent, professor, and currently, superintendent of schools.
In the coming weeks I will be working with 7 pilot schools in my district to begin a shift away from the traditional use of the school library and toward a Learning Commons model.
My brain hurts. It's not a head ache from lack of hydration or sleep. It's more like a muscle pain. Like when you work out for a long time and wake up the next day all sore. That's how my brain feels. It just had the work-out of its life.
The common thread that ran through all these learning experiences today at EdCamp? The connections... the connections with my peers, colleagues and friends... the connections that allowed me to discuss the endless possibilities... the connections that pushed me out of my comfort zone... the connections that helped me personalize the learning experiences throughout the day.
A View From the Schoolhouse
I was in a school the other night and walked the walls looking at projects that the students had completed. I recognized during my walk that lots of time had been spent to make sure that all of work displayed looked great and that everything was labeled and straight.
We often hear criticisms about the lack of innovation and creativity from administrators and staff in schools. I understand these concerns; however, my response is, "if innovation and creativity are important, why do we provide educators almost no time in the schedule to explore and play with questions and ideas?"
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 06:03AM As I believe I have mentioned, I am bad at math. When splitting a check in half - half! - I reliably figure it out wrong. (How is this possible? I don't know either.) I do a lot of crying while balancing my checkbook, and not just for the usual reasons.
A goal of every student attending Ohio State is to parlay the theoretical study usually associated with an undergraduate education into a rewarding and fulfilling professional experience. Many students do this after graduating, while others take advantage of an internship to combine some of that "real-world" experience with the classroom experience while still a student.
The number one challenge facing technology in education is not pedagogy or access to devices - the number one challenge facing technology use in British Columbia's schools is bandwidth. I was looking back at a presentation I gave in 2002, when I said, "We should think of Internet access like curbside garbage pick-up.
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Merrylands East Public School has been quite fortunate this term to have @AliceLeung from Merrylands High school working in our school every Wednesday morning, and teaching physics to Year 5 students. The program is now beyond the infancy stage and our students are enjoying inquiry learning challenges.
This is a combined post from @awelcome and @mrsfadeji about being Wired Principals in 2013! Although it's fairly common to ask someone, "What do you do?" I'm personally not one who is big into titles. As a principal, I hear parents constantly saying, "I don't want my child to be labeled" and I totally get that.
I am amazed at how much the process of going 1:1 has felt like my like first year teaching but not for the reason you're thinking. You see, aside from taking on 7th grade math students in Lafayette, IN that year, my wife and I also had our first son.