A Commitment to Digital Learning

Cross-posted at A Principal’s Reflections. New Milford High School proudly joined 37 states, 15,000 teachers, and over 2 million students on February 1 for the inaugural Digital Learning Day.  This day, however, was not really much different than any other…

Educating for Entrepreneurship

    “Some organizations incubate companies – we incubate people. The mission of the Sandbox Network is to accelerate young leaders and help them have a global impact before they become 30.” http://www.sandbox-network.com/ “Imagine if a country’s assessment system measured…

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…