Tag: Change

As educators, we are often faced with an opportunity to take the easy road or the hard road.  The easy road often works for us as parents, teachers, and administrators…

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As the summer break quickly approaches in the Northeast I have come across various articles focusing on summer learning loss and the negative impact that time off has on students.…

Read More Combating the Summer Slide

Cross-posted at the Huffington Post. A few weeks ago I was fortunate to have the NJ School Boards Association (NJSBA) visit to produce a live event pay someone to do your assignment…

Read More Small Changes, Huge Results

It’s mid-May and I’ve been thinking a lot about next school year. To say that this has been a challenging year is an understatement. I began the year telling my…

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[Version I: Just the Manifesto] My Open Educator Manifesto ‘We’ educate future citizens of the world Teaching is my professional practice I Share by default I am Open, Transparent, Collaborative,…

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“This creativity aspect is very important because in Finland we believe that risk-taking, creativity and innovation are very, very important for a society like ours. And particularly working in this…

Read More Less is more. Teach less, learn more.

Yesterday, I wrote a short post asking a question about change, and the response was overwhelming. If you have not read the comments in the entirety, there are some fantastic…

Read More You on Change

“We tend to devote years to studying what to change and little if any time to actually making change. In the meantime, kids continue to go through our schools without…

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On a crisp, sunny Saturday morning in October, approximately 400 passionate educators congregated at New Milford High School for the Tri-State Educational Technology Conference (TSETC).  The brainchild of Schoology and…

Read More We Decided Not to Wait For Superman

On a recent post about empowering students, Gary Kern asked me a question in his comment: What are your thoughts on the structures and changes needed for teachers, especially at…

Read More An expectation of openness

Choose your position: Are you a gatekeeper, policemen, guard… or teacher? All these jobs are necessary, but which one belongs in schools? Choose your battle: Filters that also filter learning…

Read More Choose Your Battle

On July 20, 2010 I was granted an opportunity to deliver a keynote at the NYSCATE Leadership Summit in Troy, NY.  The topic of my talk was, “Leadership in the Digital…

Read More Roadblocks to Change