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Working with New Teachers and PD

I have been absent from the blogging world for far too long.  I have taken a position working with a Turn Around school in Indiana overseeing all the teachers and curriculum.  The year has been crazy and since I have been so busy I have not been as active as I would like.  I have learned a few things so far this year that I wanted to share in regards to new teachers and professional development.

  1. New teachers are eager to learn.
  2. New teachers need to know it is okay to…
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Added by Michael Dunagan on March 20, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In

Monday, May 9, 2011



7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In…

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Added by Michael Dunagan on May 9, 2011 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

What's Worth Fighting For in the Principalship Second Edition by Michael Fullan my thoughts on the book.

A relatively short read, Fullan was tasked with creating a book for principals by the Ontario Teacher's Union.  The purpose of the book was to give advice to principals.  In the Second Edition he has completely upgraded the book to keep it current with the demands placed on principals.  He writes on the topics of the Vise Principal, Leading Legacies, Leading Knowledgeably, Leading Learning Communities, Leading Systems, and Leading WWFFP into Action.

In the Vise Principal Fullan…

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Added by Michael Dunagan on May 4, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

My experience with wikispaces and webs.com- From my guest post on www.freetech4teachers.com

I have never considered myself to be a techie, but after my school brought Will Richardson in to present, I discovered that I was using technology a lot more than my co-workers. I currently have a facebook page, twitter account, and I am a member of personal learning networks. I have been using the internet to make connections in my own hobby for years. I am a cichlidoit, a tropical fish enthusiast for those who do not have this addiction. I am a moderator on monsterfishkeepers.com and a…
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Added by Michael Dunagan on April 29, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future- By Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink writes in his book that the way that the world has been ruled for the past 50 or so plus years is not the world of the future.  Currently the world is shifting away from Left Brain dominated society to a society that will hold the six senses in higher regard.  These six senses: Design, Story, Symphony, Empathy, Play, and Meaning, are the skills that the future highly demanded careers will need.  He does not say that the IQ based left brain thinkers will no longer exist, but…

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Added by Michael Dunagan on April 28, 2011 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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