Category Archives: Leadership

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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Reflections on 21st Century Leadership

I have spent considerable time over the past year reflecting upon my leadership capacity as well as leadership in general. So when Scott McLeod sponsored Leadership Day 2010, I thought it would provide me with an opportunity to share a … 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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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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Leading and Learning in the 21st Century

One of the great byproducts of my transformation into a transparent, connected learning leader has been the terrific relationships that I have built along the way.  In many ways, this guest blog series has only strengthen those relationships, which is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: What Do We Tell Students When They See What’s Behind The Curtain?

Pat Larkin’s children not only go to school with my children, but he was my son’s first basketball coach.  Yet, he and I really did get to know one another until about a year ago when he reached out to … Continue reading

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A New Era of Leadership

When I first came up with the idea of having a guest blogger series, I didn’t fully understand the impact it would have on me.  After all, I was simply the host, the vehicle through which various members of my … Continue reading

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Educational Leadership: A Teacher’s Perspective

Jason Bedell is a teacher librarian.  He enjoys helping individual students to navigate successfully through the teenage years and to love reading, finding ways to reach students through innovative teaching methods, usually involving technology, and equipping other teachers to be … Continue reading

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May Guest Blog Series: Ed Leadership in the 21st Century

During the month of April, I reached out to about a dozen members of my PLN and asked them to guest blog on TransLeadership sometime in during the month of May.  Almost all those that I reached out to were … Continue reading

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