Author: Sean Grainger

  The Collaboration Pyramid by oscarberg, on Flickr The Collaboration Pyramid offers a great visual to dive deeper into the nature of authentic collaboration and optimized production. In traditional team-based collaborative…

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After reading Chris Wejr’s latest, The Problem With Black & White Statements in Education, I was reminded of the following posted originally at KARE Givers. We really do have to…

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online homework help  flickr image via Scarto In teaching and learning, whether we're jumping off a cliff, or jumping off a curb, the important thing is that we're jumping off…

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flickr image via cameronparkins Cross posted from KARE Givers @ http://www.karegivers.org/ My school (formerly a sixth to eighth grade middle school,) is now an inquiry-focused, sciences and technology kindergarten to…

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flickr image via ephotography “Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.” ~ Pam Brown This fall I began…

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  flickr photo via fdecomite As I seek clarity and inspiration for another new school year, a recent conversation with my fellow nemeticists has once again got me thinking. As teacher’s…

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Effective leadership is about people- always. Without the faith of your followers, a leader you are not… I can’t think of a simpler concept in leadership, or one that would be considered more practical and authentic. In the measured contexts of our everyday lives as leaders, all teachers, whether they like it or not, are called upon to serve; primarily our students, but also each other, our student’s parents and the learning community we are an integral part of. In humbly putting the needs of others ahead of our own as leaders, we honor them…

Read More Effective Leadership- Got Humility?

I’m pleased and honored to be writing my first post as a contributor to Connected Principals.  I’ve been blogging about educational issues at KARE Givers since last December, but as…

Read More Helping write student’s stories…