Tag 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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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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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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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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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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The Long and Short Term Investment Struggle of School Leadership

With April comes spring flowers, the crack of the baseball bat, the return of the mosquito, and the release of AYP in New Hampshire… For years, I’ve struggled with the disconnect between the vision of school leaders and that of … Continue reading

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New Tools, Same Conversation.

Will Richardson has written about this a lot, but I can’t help but notice the lack of conversation taking place about the transformative power of connective technologies.  For the past two days I have been attending and presenting at New … Continue reading

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Note Taking Skills? Is that All?

I’ve been involved in a local initiative as of late.  We are trying to develop a long-term strategic plan for our school system.  I am part of two subcommittees, each of which are comprised of administrators, teaches, parents and community … Continue reading

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My youngest daughter Emma will begin Kindergarten this fall. What is the next 13 years of her life going to look like? How will she be learning? What will school look like to her as she navigates her way through school? Will it be progressive or regressive? Will she be fully engaged? Will she have to “power down” when she enters the doors of her classrooms? Continue reading

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