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Negative Effects of App Attachment

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I was speaking to a friend recently about an argument he had with a teacher. The teacher was adamant that if they could not use one particular app, their classes would … Continue reading

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Redefine PD with the 80/20 Principle

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato A very significant part of Educational Technology Leadership is devoted to professional development, new systems implementation, and the long term planning of support. Every year as the semester starts-up, administrators around … Continue reading

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Appreciating Teachers

“[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”  ― Jim Henson, It’s Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider To all of the teachers at the American School of Brasilia and around … Continue reading

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The Maker Portfolio and University Admissions

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I am always focused on the end-game. The end-game for students is the next level after they leave K-12. Preparing students to compete and succeed is difficult. There is always a … Continue reading

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Parent Partnerships

An effective educational program requires full and shared participation from students, parents, and the school. Similar to a tripod in which all three legs are needed to provide support, a student’s development and realization of potential will not be fully … Continue reading

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Viva Voce

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” –Marcel Proust Viva voce is a Latin phrase that means “with living voice” and represents an insightful way to describe one … Continue reading

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Our Human Tapestry

By Barry Dequanne | Follow me on Twitter @dequanne The most moving and important testimonials about learning and school culture also come from parents, whose voices are critical to our collective partnership in support of student development. To complement last … Continue reading

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Struggle & Triumph

By Barry Dequanne | Follow me on Twitter @dequanne “The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is … Continue reading

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Inquisitive in Life

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of … Continue reading

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More Than Words

Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character, and bold in vision. A little over a year ago, our community embarked on a journey of reflection and self-examination as we conducted a review of our school’s mission … Continue reading

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