All Hands on Deck!

In the days of yore, the captain of a ship would have the Boatswain (or Bosun) use his pipe to make the “All Hands” call when he wanted the entire crew up on deck and ready for action. Everyone, no matter what…

IT IS NOT SOMETHING NEW

Picture Courtesy of :reading.pppst.com One of my pet peeves is when people think that Differentiation Instruction and 21st Century Skills are something new and that now teachers need to do something different.  I think if would ask most teachers if…

Still starting with the why

cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo shared by wadem “Directions are instructions given to explain how. Direction is a vision offered to explain why.” Simon Sinek As I am seeing a growing demand for schools to learn how…

Pyramids & Balloons

Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not wisdom, Wisdom is not truth Frank Zappa For most of the past few thousand years we have used a pyramid as the metaphor for our knowledge and social systems (including networks). The hierarchical…

the silver bullet…

(caveat: I don’t like guns. my title does not endorse guns. or bullets. :)) (another caveat: this is also not about a blender.) One of the first conversations that my principal engaged me in was about the use of “workbooks”.…

Teacher/Designer/Collaborator

“…knowledge is becoming inextricable from — literally unthinkable without — the network that enables it.”   ~David Weinberger On a cold, snowy and windy Canadian evening, Royan Lee (@royanlee) and I braved the elements and met up for a chat in…