I’m sitting in the back of @bhsprincipal’s car, driving north on I95 thinking about the last 24 hours at Educon. Like yesterday’s post, what follows are some basic take-aways from that time.
- I am still struck by Chris Lehmann’s talk yesterday and his emphasis on developing “Communities of Care”.
- I am more convinced than ever that my decision to bring Powerful Learning Practices to my home district was the single best decision I have made as an administrator.
- I need to read more about various national movements relative to education. I sat in a discussion with Chris Lehmann, David Levin and Michael Horn about federal policy, and as interesting as it was, I needed to be better informed to fully participate.
- Michael Horn is a tremendously genuine person who cares deeply about moving education forward.
- I need to read more from Gary Stager, not only because he is very smart, but I think he will challenge the way I think and that is a good thing.
- We, as a community, are struggling with defining what it means to be learned.
- I’m tiring of the conversation about technology-reform. We need to talk about reforming pedagogy in a way that enables technology to be ubiquitous and used appropriately.