If You Could Only Pick One (New Year’s Resolution)

http://goo.gl/H8nyX2 I just read a post by an educator, Tom Whitby, who I have known for about 6 years and have only met once. His post was entitled Year End Resolution Failure and, as the name implies, looked at why we so often fail at meeting our New Year’s Resolutions. His premise was that we […]

Everyone Knows New Orleans

Cafe Du Monde I just finished up my first 24 hours in New Orleans and I’m getting ready for the New Tech Network’s annual conference ( NTAC 13 ) to start tomorrow morning. When I knew I was coming I started looking at some guides to the city and I started asking my twitter folks, […]

You Want Me To Do What? Creating School Culture.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelkeen/      Last week I sat down and took a serious look at what I need to do between now and the first day of school and I had to pause and shake my head (while saying “holy crap!”)  It was one of those days.      So, this transition thing – how hard […]

You Need to Teach How to be in a Group

http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidquick/      Next week is our first week of school and that means, yet again, we need to teach our Freshmen how to work in a PBL environment.  When every class is being taught this way it means that in every class they will be working in groups of 2 to 5 people.  In […]

Sometimes It’s Hard Being a Guy….

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenpoff/     This week there was a blog post which was the first in a series of posts by “Emma,” a New Technology High School teacher with her thoughts on teaching 21st Century skills.        The post was brought to our attention by our school’s coach and, unfortunately for me, I decided to read it.  […]