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Don’t forget the “Social” in Social Media

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  ~ T.S. Eliot The profession of teaching, and education in general, has often been viewed as one of isolation.  Participants relegated to classrooms–devoid of interaction with other adults–except for a few precious moments in the teacher’s lounge, or staged … Continue reading

Tweeting about Twitter – #edutweet

How can you squander even one more day not taking advantage of the greatest shifts of our generation? How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable? – Seth Godin Just for fun, I decided to create a blog post about the benefits of Twitter … Continue reading

How is your Personal Web Presence?

Passion is an absolutely critical component of effective teaching and optimal learning.  As educator’s we have an obligation to help students discover and pursue their passions (see The Power of Passion), and hopefully, we bring a palpable energy to our work with students.  However, I’m not sure that is enough. I recently returned from the … Continue reading

Why be an Administrative Tweeter?

January 27, 2008.  That was the day, over four years ago, that I created my current Twitter account (@azjd).  It was an ugly beginning – tweeting about meaningless events/observations to an audience of none.  It wasn’t long before I was on hiatus from Twitter…convinced it offered little of value. Now, several years (and thousands of … Continue reading

Productivity Tools for Educators

I am probably the last person who should be writing a blog post on productivity – there are many who would attest to this fact. I often struggle to balance responsibilities and I frequently feel like I am scrambling to efficiently manage my time. That being said, I am also a firm believer in the … Continue reading