Category Archives: Vision

RSA Animate- Changing Educational Paradigms

After ranting in my last post, I felt compelled to go revisit something that had inspired me in the past.  So, I revisited this talk (with animation from RSA) by Sir Ken Robinson. I’m not an expert in special education … Continue reading

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The Only High Stakes Test

My two older children, Ben (grade 5) and Elisabeth (grade 4), start NECAP (New England Comprehensive Assessment Program) testing today.  My youngest daughter, Emma, is too young to be tortured by them. But, Ben and Elisabeth join all 3-8 and … Continue reading

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Audio from #140 Conference

Thank you, Shelly Terrell for capturing the audio from our panel discussion at Tuesday’s #140 conference in Boston.  Here is the link to her post in the Parentella Blog, where about 1/2 way down you will find the audio link.

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Punctuated Professional Development

Punctuated Equilibrium In 1972, paleontologists Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge developed the theory of punctuated equilibrium, which provided an alternative view of evolution.  Unlike Darwin’s theory of evolution, which requires millions of years of constant, gradual change to create … Continue reading

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Am I Really Obese?

This morning I ran more than seven miles at a mid nine minute pace. I workout 4-5 days a week for 75-90 minutes of combined weight training and cardiovascular exercise. My blood pressure is a bit high, but my cholesterol … Continue reading

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Lost… And Found.

I was lost.  Literally lost. 55 S. 22nd St. Philadelphia, PA. That was the address I plugged into my iPhone, but the building I was looking at didn’t look anything like the website.  Further, there was an adult bookstore across … Continue reading

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Reflections on My Last Day

Today is my last day with SAU 16, the School Administrative Unit that serves the towns of Brentwood, Exeter, East Kingston, Kensington, Newfields and Stratham, New Hampshire.  I was hired by one of my mentors, Bill Perkins, in the summer … Continue reading

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The Risk of Publishing

I got my iPad last week.  <pause> Okay, I may have been the last in my PLN to have one, but none the less, I do.  Much like Will Richardson and David Warlick, I am happy with mine, but understand … Continue reading

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A Collection of Thoughts to My School Community

The following is a collection of thoughts I am sharing with my Joint School Board next week: “…There is no question that reading no longer just means consuming. It’s all about pulling out the most salient, relevant pieces and doing … Continue reading

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When the Culminating Event is Just the Beginning

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hosting our Powerful Learning Practice (PLP) Culminating Event at the Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, NH.  Nearly 50 teachers and administrators from SAU16 participated in PLP during the 2009-2010 school year, and yesterday … Continue reading

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