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I just finished reading Michael Fullan's, Stratosphere. In this book, he outlines how: "the ideas embedded in the new technology, the new pedagogy, and the new change knowledge are converging to transform education for all" (p. 3). Fullan's book resonates with a driving question I have grappled with…Continue
Lately, I have been grappling with the question of how meaningful change happens. The gap between the kinds of schools our kids need and the kinds of schools we currently inhabit seems vast and daunting.
I have always felt uncomfortable with the image of the heroic figure who single-handedly "make things happen." It seems that the changes that we need to make -- to shift our paradigm and create truly innovative learning for our students -- are both larger and deeper than one…Continue
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one's fear." -- Ambrose Redmoon
In my work, I frequently hear profound trepidation about the big, wide world of social media. The chorus of voices bemoans the ubiquity of Facebook and issues cautionary tales of how social sites are…Continue
Getting started with social media can be daunting. I remember when I started exploring Twitter a few years ago. Like many others, when I sign up, I didn't get it. I was almost instantly overwhelmed with the amount of information and could not make sense of it.
As I stumbled my way through the seemingly strange social media landscape, I've met some amazing guides who have paved a path. I began to read and explore the resources they shared and slowly...I learned more. As I learned, I…Continue