This may seem like a cynical post, but I’ve run across several resources the past few days that have me reflecting on my own passion as an educational leader and wondering how passionate we are as a profession. You may have seen Ken Robinson’s first TED talk – Do Schools Kill Creativty? In this talk, […]
I attended a one-day workshop presented by Chuck Schwan and Bea McGarvey on their recent book: Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning – Learning in the Age of Empowerment. It was an interesting day and fun to be among like-minded educators thinking about possible reforms in education – ones that actually make sense. In the book and […]
Ever wonder what exactly Creative Commons means? Here is an excellent video describing how the world of copyright applies to online content. This would be an excellent (and brief) video to share with teachers and students.
Skill-based frameworks for education in the 21st century have been around for nearly a decade: Framework for 21st Century Learning (2007); enGauge 21st Century Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age (2003) and survival skills outlined in Tony Wagner’s recent book The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills […]
…is not easy. Especially if we’ve valued it most of our lives. It’s why, I believe, education is so hard to change. Change requires us to alter our values and beliefs. And people, especially educators, are not willing to do that when it comes to teaching and learning. Today, I read a blog post (Open […]
via Quantum Progress I think this short video from Dan Meyer contains so much to help us think about redefining a vision for connected teaching in the 21st century. Some questions worth asking: Do we have leaders ready and able to take us into the future? Are the ideas included in Dan’s video even on […]
Innovation was the focus of the latest Educon 2.3 conference. Since I tend to look at everything through the lens of leadership, I was wondering where leadership and innovation overlap. One of the (what seemed to be) most re-tweeted tweets came from Bill Ferriter: “Note to principals: If you want me to innovate, you’ve got […]