God Bless the Freaks

This thing of beauty came through my network yesterday: Which reminded me of the one sticker on my truck: Truly! I have always aspired towards, and secretly yearned to be a freak…but…because I know I am not one, I can’t…

Change Begins with Me

cc flickr photo by R/DV/RS The reason things stay the same is because we stay the same.  For things to change, we must change.  ~ Eric Jensen Lately, I have been struggling with the issue of change.  Specifically, I am…

Don’t Be Creative

Take a look at this picture. If I asked you to sort the beans into piles, how would you do it? OK, now do it again a different way. No problem, right? Once more. Took a little longer for you…

Godin Nails It!

My morning routine always involves reading Seth Godin’ blog, and his latest; The forever recession (and the coming revolution) continued to confirm (for me), the recession and coming revolution which Seth describes, is exactly the same as the one we are…

Learning together.

I wanted to share this post here because it’s important to share examples of how the simple use of a collaborative tool such as Google docs can lead to more meaningful learning experiences for teams! Originally posted on The Principal’s…

Revisiting Joplin

I really can’t explain it, but tornados have been following me around for a lifetime. It began with my father in the middle of the famous Worcester Tornado. He happened to be driving in the city on June 9, 1953, when…

Building Professional Trust

One of my professional goals this year is to encourage teachers to reflect, by providing them with the tools and time to do so. In addition, my goal is to model reflection for them. Each week I am sending out…

Network~Net Work

    “We are often better served by connecting ideas than we are by protecting them.” ~ Steven Johnson It turns out that almost all really good ideas are the product of collaboration (this may, or may not, be a…

Nancy’s Imaginary Line

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/414334153/sizes/m/in/photostream/ Last year, one of my teachers, named Nancy, poked her nose into my office with an impish look on her face. She said, “I know you’re busy, but I just HAVE to tell you about what happened with my…