We Can’t Afford 1:1

1:1 technology in classrooms is a much talked about topic in our Personal Learning Network.  In various schools and districts both large and small, students and teachers have their own iPads, laptops, or Smartphones, depending on the technological bent of…

Making Lemonade

cc flickr photo by pink.polka In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.  ~ Albert Einstein I am new to this “principal thing”, but I think I am slowly getting better — learning daily.  I began the year with grand ambitions…

Wall to Wall

“In a world of near-constant flux, play becomes a strategy for embracing change, rather than a way of growing out of it.”     Douglas Thomas & John Seely Brown I believe we are hard-wired to learn and to create through, and…

Avoiding Obsolescence

How do we make changes in public education that will transcend the model of education that is so entrenched in many of our schools? There are no easy answers.  Many people outside of the education profession believe we need to…