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Unhurrying the Hurried Educator: A Convo about Personal Learning and Passion

My first iPh*ne reconnected me with a love of photography that I’d abandoned at some point. Perhaps it was because I had become so consumed with my professional work. Or, maybe it simply reflected the difficulty of having a camera … Continue reading

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Gratitude Past Due: Lessons on Culture… People… Determination

I often find myself awake in the early morning hours in front of a flickering screen searching for words to describe how I feel about micro-conversations in which we share, chat, discuss, and, with some predictability, argue about all things education … Continue reading

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In the Garden: Seeking and Finding Connections to Land, Air and Water

I spent some time yesterday reflecting upon a Connected Educators Month EdTechtalk: Teachers Teaching Teachers in which I participated last week with a diverse group of educational thinkers. Our conversation centered for me upon the critical importance of the interconnecting … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Learning New Stuff Isn’t Just for Kids

I’m continuing to play with a free collage-making app that I recently downloaded… and wondering about its use as tool for learning. I can see kids using it as a way of organizing digital images to visualize themes, describe content, … Continue reading

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World Peace Game: No Standard Problems – or Solutions

This past week, I had the opportunity to travel by bus to the Pentagon with John Hunter, career teacher and creator of the World Peace Game, twenty-three of the latest crop of 4th grade world peace gamers, 2 teacher-colleagues, the … Continue reading

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“Lacey” Replies: Paying Mentorship Forward

A year ago, I wrote a piece about the journey of Lacey and her mentor, Caroline, who began spending time together years ago when Lacey was about to exit middle school. Lacey has had the opportunity to learn from a … Continue reading

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Are We Ready to Stop Labeling Ourselves Digital Immigrants?

The story: I had to see a new orthopedist this past week for an old knee injury. He pulled up my records from the referring physician and looked at them with me on his very large computer screen. Then, I … Continue reading

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Daedalus and Icarus…in praise of uncommon flight

I’ve been thinking more recently about what motivates individuals to embrace change- or not. Either response doesn’t appear necessarily to be a function of gender, age, ethnicity, education, or income. It doesn’t always seem to be about where a person … Continue reading

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Moving Up the Learning Curve

It’s good to be surrounded by people who know a lot more about technology than I know- virtual and face-to-face friends, colleagues, my son. I can always ask for assistance and they are more than willing to help me unwrap … Continue reading

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