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Innovation: The Moving Target

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. ~ Robert Goddard Most evenings, I take a little time to review my Google Reader account.  Tonight, there are 106 updates — most related to educational reform efforts, use of educational technology, … Continue reading

For Teachers: A Little Latitude…Please

Let teachers create something that fit’s there personality…don’t force them to be something they are not. ~  Dr. Robert Marzano Lately, a great deal of discussion has been dedicated to the skills that we want our students to develop as they move through the 21st Century.  It seems, as it should be, that in spite … Continue reading

Back (channeling) to the Future

I have always enjoyed educational conferences. In a profession that has traditionally left practitioners relatively isolated (this is changing), conferences present an opportunity to share ideas, network with fellow educators and return to classrooms and schools rejuvenated and excited about implementing new concepts. This weekend I will be attending the Association for Supervision and Curriculum … Continue reading

Twitter: Perpetual Professional Development

Magic markers, butcher paper and Post-It notes.  In combination with poor professional development planning, they are enough to strike fear into the heart of the most dedicated educator.  All too often, these are the tools for a “one-size-fits-all” training session–frequently involving the creation of a goofy diagram, or poster, for presentation to other trainees. For … Continue reading

Gaining Wisdom: A Birthday Wish

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday. ~ Abraham Lincoln An impending birthday has me reflecting, perhaps a bit more than I should. Each year I find it more and more difficult to justify any argument against my classification as an individual of middle age. … Continue reading