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TransLeadership Has Moved

After a year of blogging under the WordPress.com domain, I am very happy to announce that TransLeadership has moved to TransLeadership.net. Advertisements

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TransLeadership Has Moved

After a year of blogging under the WordPress.com domain, I am very happy to announce that TransLeadership has moved to TransLeadership.net.

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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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Getting Some Things Off My Chest

I am going to do something in this blog that my son warned against, that I criticized Will Richardson for doing, and that every training on digital etiquette warns against.  I am going to write with some emotion (read: anger).  … 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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Boston 140 Conference – No Longer Going to Accept the Status Quo

I had the distinct pleasure to lend my voice to the #140 Character Conference in Boston today.  I sat on a panel with my very good friend Patrick Larkin, and my newest friend, Kirsten Olson.  Our panel discussion was entitled, … Continue reading

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Boston 140 Conference

Tomorrow I will be a panelist at Boston’s 140 Conference.  Our panel will be talking about the impact that Twitter and other social media have had on education.  I will be joined by two co-panelists: 1.  Kirsten Olson, author Wounded … Continue reading

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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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